Fireplaces & Lighting

candle wall light

Candle Wall Light

hearthstone fire dogs

Hearthstone Fire with Fire Dogs
Anglo-Saxon to early 17th century.  The fire was lit directly onto the hearthstone with wooden logs used as fuel.  The fire dogs held the fuel in place and also supported the spit (included) when roasting meat over the fire.

Dimensions (inches):  21/8 w x 11/8 d x 15/16 h


Basket Grate
16th century onwards.  This was the first type of free-standing grate.  When coal started to be used it needed an underdraught, so a raised basket was used.  Wood and peat were still frequently used in this type of grate.  Includes a spit for roasting.

Dimensions (inches):  13/4 w x 1 d x 11/8 h


Dog Grate
17th century onwards.  A free-standing fire basket with a fixed back and fire dogs, for ornament only, attached to the front.
18.50 (grate only)
25 (grate with surround)

Dimensions (inches):  1 w x 9/16 d x 1 h (grate);
2 w x 111/16 h (surround)


Georgian Hob Grate
Mid 18th century onwards.  An open grate in the centre for burning coal and two small hobs upon either side upon which to heat kettles or pans.
18.50 (grate only)
25 (grate with surround)

Dimensions (inches):  1 w x 9/16 d x 1 h (grate);
21/8 w x 23/16 h (surround)

chimney crane

Chimney Crane
From Medieval times onwards.  An iron contrivance that was used to suspend cooking pots and griddles above an open fire. 

wheel light

Wheel Light
(with four candles)
From Medieval times onwards.  Used as a support for ceiling hung candles.

wooden cross light

Wooden Cross Candle Light
(with four candles)
From Medieval times onwards.  A wooden structure with four arms to support candles and usually suspended by a chain.  Typically found in large halls, churches, etc.


Bedroom Fire
A simple coal fire found in many bedrooms from the beginning of the 19th century.  It would probably only have been used when someone was ill and had to remain in bed for a period of time.
18.50 (grate only)
25 (grate with surround)

Dimensions (inches):  1 w x 9/16 d x 1 h (grate);
2 w x 111/16 h (surround).


Chamberstick (non working)
A wooden candle holder designed to be carried around.  Its name comes from its most frequent use - being carried to the bed chamber at night.


Large Closed Range
From about the 1820s onwards.  Open ranges continued to be made well into the 19th century, but from about 1820 closed ranges became available.  They were much more efficient as an iron hotplate covered the fire grate, preventing the heat from escaping up the chimney.  Instead, the heat was diverted via the surrounding oven and boiler first.  The oven was now heated from both sides, therefore giving a much more even heat when cooking.  Plates, etc. could be kept warm on the shelf beneath the top of the range.
Dimensions (inches):  25/16 w x 5/8 d x 21/2 h
dolls houses & dolls house furniture
1/48th scale, 1/24th scale (half scale),
kits & commissions

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All fireplaces can be made-to-measure to fit your house.  Depending on the adjustments needed, there may be an extra charge.
All lights, fires and ranges light up unless otherwise stated.


Spit Screen
In the large kitchens of the wealthy, before mechanical jacks were introduced, a boy was employed to turn the roasting meat on a spit over the fire.  To screen him from the heat, a wet straw archery target was attached to a pole for him to sit behind.
1/24th - 9


Rushlight Holder (non-working)
Rushlights were made by drawing peeled, dried rushes through animal fat and were used from at least Anglo Saxon times up until the middle of the 20th century in some parts of Britain. 


Wall Torch
Wall torches were used for lighting in the stone-built Norman castles as well as the earlier Anglo-Saxon halls.  They may also have been used in the pele towers of Scotland and northern England.
Available with either a white or red bulb (specify when ordering).


Free-standing Candlestick (working)


Candle Snuffer


Small Closed Range

Dimensions (inches):  15/8 w x 1/2 d x 21/4 h


Candle Box


Small Open Range

Dimensions (inches): 15/8w x 1/2d x 21/4h

Large Open Range

Large Open Range
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