The timeless appeal of a cast-iron fireplace is hard to beat and AGA fireplaces are among the best money can buy. The Little Wenlock is no exception. With its traditional moulded detail, arched side panels and striking wired handle it would make a stunning centrepiece in any home.
The compact design means it can fit seamlessly into almost any setting, and makes it particularly suitable for small rooms and apartment living. Don't be fooled by its size the Little Wenlock has an output to rival much larger stoves. And in terms of convenience, it has a controllable heat output, making finding and maintaining the ideal temperature quick and easy.
The Little Wenlock fireplace, resplendent in matt black, also has a durable high chrome grate and a top and rear flue output. The handle and spin wheel come in black as standard but are available in chrome as an optional extra.
Recommended fuel types:
Dry seasoned wood; Smokeless - Ancit, Centurion, Coalite (Nuts), Maxibrite, Phurnacite, Sunbrite (Doubles), Extracite, Blazebrite, Anthracite (Large Nuts), Welsh Dry Steam Coal (Large Nuts)
Hand-made to perfection
The cast-iron panels of an AGA fireplace are individually moulded in a hand-finished cast. This allows our skilled craftsmen to create the elegant curves and exquisite design details our iconic models are renowned for.
Warms your home for longer
We use cast-iron for its excellent heat retention properties. Even when the embers die away, heat continues to radiate throughout the room. And thanks to the precision-engineered spinwheels and AGA Active Airwash System, AGA fireplaces offer greater control of the fire.
Build quality that lasts
Like all AGA products, our range of fireplaces is manufactured to an exceptionally high standard. That's why they carry the CE mark - as they fulfil all necessary European health, safety and environmental protection legislation - and are HETAS (Heating Equipment Testing and Approvals Scheme) listed. For further peace of mind, every AGA fireplace comes with a five-year parts and one-year labour warranty.
AGA Active Air Wash System
This clever technology is used to keep the glass of our stoves clean, allowing a clear view of the fire, while ensuring every fireplace runs as efficiently as possible. This guarantees maximum heat output is achieved from the fuel used and minimises harmful emissions. It also creates the perfect conditions for combustion by carefully channelling fresh air below, around and above the firebox. Before re-entering the atmosphere, any solid particles and volatile gases produced by the fire are re-ignited and destroyed.
Fireplace or open fire?
An open fire will warm the room, but it has many drawbacks that a fireplace doesn't. For example, the majority of heat produced by an open fire - up to 85% - will escape through the chimney. Using a fireplace, heat remains in the room due to the warm air that's continuously circulating around it. And, because an AGA fireplace is made with cast-iron panels, it can store heat while the fireplace is lit - so the heat continues radiating through the room long after the embers have died away.
A fireplace is also much more efficient at circulating heat through large rooms and the warmth can even rise up stairwells to landings. This means you won't have to rely as much on other heating systems within your home, which could in turn reduce your energy bills.
Information on wood fuels
Unlike fossil fuels, such as coal, gas or oil, wood is carbon neutral. This means that burning a log of wood only produces as much carbon dioxide as a log decomposing on the forest floor. If used in the right circumstances wood can be a highly economical choice, too.
Dry seasoned wood contains up to 90% less moisture than fresh cut wood, which means it produces less steam and saves up to 50% of potential heat.
Also keep in mind that hard wood is a better option than soft wood as it is slower to burn, meaning you will use less.
Wood is a renewable fuel source that is gentler on the environment. It also helps the preservation of fossil fuels such as coal and oil.
Hints and tips
- For the best drying conditions, store your logs in a dry store allowing plenty of air to flow around them
- Wood burns best on a bed of ash so make sure your firebox always has some ash in it
- Pick out the driest logs; they're easy to spot as the bark comes away easily
Information on solid fuels
There is a wide range of solid fuels available. The main fuel sources used are coal, anthracite and peat briquettes. If you're heating your home 24 hours a day, solid fuel is by far the most economical choice as it generates more heat than wood. It is, however, a less renewable fuel source. Heating your property with solid fuels could also help to reduce condensation and eliminate household mould and toxins.
Hints and tips
- Clean out the fireplace daily if using solid fuels as they create more ash than wood does. Coal also burns better on a clean grate.
- Height 535mm
- Width 390mm
- Depth 415mm
- Weight 66kg
- Height To Centre Of Rear Flue 535mm
- Wood 79.4%
- MSF 78.8%
- Airwash Yes
- Solid Fuel Yes
- Wood Yes
- Rear Yes
- Free Standing Yes
- Matt Yes
- Room Heater Yes