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Found at the site of Chiddingly Blast Furnace and Forge

1. Cast iron plate approx dimensions 36 x 24 (942 x 616mm) with inner square flange 16x16 (406 x 406mm) and two square ports each 6x6 with traces of brick adhering to corners. Estimated weight ~150kg.

Reverse side cast with 0.4(10mm) lip around edge of plate. Bulk of plate 1.4 (35mm) thick but bevels out (on reverse of plate shown) to greater thickness across whole width as the two ports are approached.

Please communicate any informed suggestions as to its purpose to Tim Smith.

2. Hinged Oval Flap

Hinged Oval Flap

Approx Dimensions of oval plate 6 x 8 (150 x ~200mm)

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