the heater bears no makers name but has a
striking resemblance to a similar style of heater made
Skinner at their Bristol ironfoundry.
The flow and return pipework to the base of the heater is routed through underfloor ducts below the flagstone floors.
Another wet heating system was installed later during the Edwardian period. This fact can be established from the wrought iron pattern pipework fittings and stirrup brackets that have been used with the mild steel pipework.
The method for connecting sections of pipework uses a preponderance of backnut joints at sockets and most unusually at 90 degree bends and also return bends. This style of jointing pre-dates the introduction of unions for joining sections of pipework together.
|Research carried out in the Haden Archive held at the Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre in Chippenham showed in the original Order Book for that time period that the stove was a size No 2 and given the number 3832 with an entry date of 14th October 1874. Every Haden stove installed was given its own unique number.|