Description: Arched rectangle with stepped, canted shoulders; fillet and astragal edging (top and sides only); initials above date at top of plate.
Notes: The shape and edging are uncommon. Formerly from Caerphilly, Glamorgan.
Inscription: D H / 1746
Current location: National History Museum, St Fagans, Glamorgan, Wales.
Museum number: 44.303/1 (part of the Welsh National History Museum museum group)
- Attached to series:
- Date & initials firebacks
Description: Rectangular; cavetto-moulded edging; horizontal line of twisted rope parallel with the top; two vertical lines of twisted rope parallel to the sides; fillet arc inside the corner of the horizontal and vertical lines; each arc encloses 28 (left) or 29 (right) 'daisy heads', with a line of the same stamp around the inside of the lines; in the top corners, the split date; in the top compartment, initials, TH, between 22 hollow saltires, each with a central bead, in a horizontal line, 11 on each side; in each side compartment, at least seven hollow saltires arranged vertically.
Notes: The fireback is partially sunk into the floor of the hearth, so its height is not known.
Inscription: 16 TH 99
Current location: in private hands, Westbury on Severn, Gloucestershire, England.