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Uncovered Fireplace

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#1 j9uk


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Posted 08 September 2012 - 06:46 PM

We are doing up a house built in 1881. We uncovered a bedroom fireplace that has us puzzled. There is a steep slope at the back that leaves only a very small space of about 6 inches before the hearth. There are stepped sides as well. Can anyone direct me to information on the type of fireplace that woukd have filled the space.

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 07:45 AM

Finding a picture of what I've got in my mind's eye is going to be difficult. I've seen a lot that would slot in over the years, but unless you're very lucky to find one in a reclaim yard or have the time to trawl the internet, going straight to one...? Well, a bit like rocking horse manure.

There are dozens of companies out there like this one...


...and it's the grate and fireback you'll need, although given the state of the surrounding brickwork in your pic I'd be inclined to fit the entire gubbins, especially as you're probably not intending to actually light a fire in there! (Are you???)

And for the sake of commercial balance...


There's more cast-iron out there on the internet than you could shake a scrappy at. :)

Edited by joiner, 09 September 2012 - 07:46 AM.