Inglenook Fireplaces
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image 1The Arts and Craft period bought back the medieval style inglenook fireplaces. Large recessed openings reminiscent from the large medieval halls. Seating areas set within the frame and a freestanding dog grate that held the traditional log fire.

"The Inglenook (literally meaning chimney corner) fireplace generally came into being in the mid-late 16th century. The exceptions were for very wealthy properties such as castles, monasteries and the like. Many of these had Inglenook Fireplaces up to a century before. The open fireplace was the only means of heating, cooking and damp control within a house right up until the 19th Century." John Ford Inglenook Restorations



The 1930s House Manual

The 1930s House Explained

The 1930s Home


Useful Links to Articles

Stopstak Advice for Inglenook and Large Open Fire Chimneys

A1 Specialist Fireplace Services: Images and Advice

History of Inglenook Fireplaces: John Ford Inglenook Restorations

Violet Designs: Inglenook Fireplaces

Salvo Web

Inglenook Fireplaces by Fireplace Warehouse

Images of Inglenook Fireplaces

1930s and Art Deco Fireplaces


Useful Research Websites

BBC Homes 1920's:

BBC Homes 1930's

Hidden House History

Francis Frith Photo Archive

The Geffrye Museum

English Architecture: Britain Express

Looking at Buildings: Pevsner Architectural Guides

Forum Debates

Repointing Inglenook Fireplace: DIYnot

Channel 4 Homes Forum


A Practical Design Guide to Fireplaces and Stoves


Fireplaces Styles: Form, Function, and Design








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