Description: Arched rectangular shape; rebated fillet edging (top and sides); word 'BERSHAM' (AM ligature)in arch; initials triad 'C LL S' (LL ligature) in left shoulder; date on two lines in right shoulder.
Notes: The initials are likely to be those of Charles Lloyd of Dolobran, Montgomeryshire, and Sarah (née Crowley) his wife. Lloyd ran Bersham Furnace, near Wrexham, from 1710 until 1728. Smelting iron with coke began at Bersham in 1721, so it is likely that this fireback was made of coke-smelted iron.
Inscription: BERSHAM / LL 17 / C S 22
Current location: Wrexham Museum, Wrexham, Clwyd, Wales.
(part of the Wrexham County Borough Museums museum group)
- Attached to series:
- Date & initials firebacks