TL3363 : Tortoise stove

taken 1 year ago, near to Knapwell, Cambridgeshire, Great Britain

Tortoise stove
Tortoise stove
Victorian heating in the Victorian rebuild of All Saints' Church. Tortoise stoves (so named because they burned slowly and thus economically) were first manufactured in 1830 by Charles Portway in Halstead LinkExternal link and continued to be produced well into the 20th century. Embossed with a representation of the reptile on the top surface and marketed under the slogan "Slow but sure", they were much in favour with church congregations, though a blocked flue could cause problems; the minutes of an Essex parish in 1934 record "Church unusable, filled with smoke from stove; had to send communicants away".
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Date Taken
Thursday, 16 July, 2020   (more nearby)
Thursday, 16 July, 2020
Geographical Context
Village, Rural settlement  Religious sites 
Primary Subject of Photo
Church Detail 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 335 630 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:14.9437N 0:2.6825W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 335 630
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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Stove  Tortoise Stove  Heating 

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