Description: Rectangular; fillet edging; fillet parallel to top edge separating top quarter; two fillets parallel to sides separating side quarters; halves of date in top corner squares.
Notes: Numeral style is typical of first half of 18th century.
Inscription: 17 36
Current location: Selly Manor, Birmingham, West Midlands, England.
(part of the Selly Manor museum group)
- Attached to series:
- Date only firebacks
Description: Arched rectangular shape; cavetto moulding on all sides, with short gaps at each end of the base (possibly to accommodate firedogs); date in top corners; shield, supporters, coronet and motto of the Barony of Bergavenny: Gules, on a saltire argent, a rose of the field, barbed and seeded proper. The motto, ‘Ne vile velis’ (Wish nothing base) is a pun on the family name.
Notes: The arms are those of William Nevill, 16th Baron Bergavenny, of Kidbrooke Park, Forest Row, Sussex. The date of the fireback coincides with the completion of the mansion.
Inscription: 1736 / NE VILE VELIS
Arms: William Nevill, 16th Baron Bergavenny
Current location: Anne of Cleves House, Southover High Street, Lewes, East Sussex, England.
Museum number: 1944.24.086 (part of the Sussex Archaeological Society museum group)
Description: Rectangular; astragal and fillet edging; date across top of plate.
Notes: One of a series of backs dating to the 1730s and 40s using the same set of letters and numerals.
Current location: Mark Ripley Forge & Fireplaces, Northbridge Street, Robertsbridge, East Sussex, England.