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The History of the Fireplace – a Timeline

Posted on: 20th February 2019

The evolution of the fireplace has been staggering since they first started appearing in homes hundreds of years ago, so the team at Rotherham Fireplace Centre have decided to collate the various iterations of this beloved feature into a timeline. The History of the Fireplace – a Timeline Medieval Era: Fire pits As the caption suggests, Medieval buildings used a fire pit for heat. Built in the middle of a room, there was a hole cut in the ceiling to allow the smoke to escape. 1185: The development of the chimney As two-floor buildings became more popular, homeowners moved their fireplaces…

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