The 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
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