For National Lottery Heritage Fund #HeritageTreasures day, we are sharing this small, mid 19thC, cast-iron stove, which is in the Porter's Room at Wingfield Station. It would have been used for cooking/warming food and heating purposes.
Thanks to support from the Association for Industrial Archaeology this stove will be restored during 2023.
We're grateful, as always, to the Midland Railway Society for helping us to understand more about the stove. Following a visit last summer, they shared this drawing from their own collection, which is of a Midland Railway 'Dreadnought' stove. Although there are slight detail differences, it is very likely that it was the antecedent for the surviving stove at Wingfield Station.