Hamden Fireplace Cast Iron Combination
The Hamden fireplace dating from around 1890 features a ornate decorative floral frieze and is finished in traditional black. Victorian cast iron fireplaces with floral designs were typical of the late Victorian period, influenced by designer William Morris, whose designs were beautifully ornate. The dimensions suggest the Hamden combination fire is ideally suited for use in a parlour or drawing room.
The Hamden fireplace is produced by Carron.
The fire can be used for traditional solid fuels and will therefore require an ashpan. A gas insert is also available which needs to be fitted by a ‘Gas Safe’ registered installer. This fire can be fitted purely for decoration, but will still require a fireplace opening large enough to accommodate the fireback.
- Ashpan HEF037 required for solid fuel use
- Gas insert available
What is a ‘Combination’ fireplace?
A combination fireplace is a complete fireplace where the surround (mantel) and insert have been cast as one piece. The fireplace components such as the fireback, grate and shelf, are made separately and simply bolted together. The casting process limits the size of the fireplace so that combination fires tend to be smaller and therefore generally more suitable for bedrooms and smaller rooms. For larger fireplaces, the main body and surround (mantel) are cast as individual sections.