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Drawing by Falcon Hildred. Tŷ Uncorn, Blaenau Ffestiniog- reconstruction of interior, 1978
Pencil and watercolour on paper.
These drawings reconstruct the interior of one of the four cottages at Tŷ Uncorn. They shows how the fireplace - the heart of the home - changed through time. When the cottages were first built, they had traditional open fireplaces which were used for cooking and warming the house. In the mid-nineteenth century, cast-iron stoves were introduced and provided more effective and cleaner ways of heating the home and preparing food. At the time of survey the fireplace had been entirely covered over.
Ref. FHA 01_140

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