In common historic and modern usage, a hearth ( /ˈhɑrθ/) is a brick- or stone-lined fireplace or oven often used for cooking and/or heating. For centuries, the hearth was considered an integral part of a home, often its central or most important feature. This concept has been generalized to refer to a homeplace or household, as in the terms "hearth and home" and "keep the home fires burning." In fireplace design, the hearth is often considered the visible elements of the fireplace, with emphasis upon the floor level extension of masonry associated with the fireplace mantel.

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Aşıklı Höyük - Hearths
... Reconstructed ladder entrance Deep Sounding Hearth in house Hearth in partly destroyed house At Aşıklı Höyük the hearths are rectangular and usually placed in one of the ... On the short side of the hearth the upright edge is missing to make a fire mouth ... Pebbles along the edges and base of the hearth seem to have been covered by a thin layer of plaster ...
Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association
... Hearth, Patio Barbecue Association (HPBA) is a U.S ... trade organization that represents hearth appliance manufacturers, designers and retailers ... and state levels, and provides data on sales and manufacturing output for the hearth industry ...
Hearth Tax Research - Organisations
... The "Centre for Hearth Tax Research" ... The Centre was established in 1995 (then known as the Centre for Hearth Tax Studies) under the direction of Professor Margaret Spufford ... In 2004, The British Academy adopted the Hearth Tax Project and, in 2007 and 2009, the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) made awards to fund a London and Middlesex Hearth Tax Project and a ...
The Four Elements Of Architecture
... into four distinct elements the hearth, the roof, the enclosure and the mound ... of each element can be found in the traditional crafts of ancient "barbarians" hearth – fire, ceramics roof – carpentry enclosure – weaving mound – stonemasonry Semper, stating that the ...
List Of Geological Features On Venus - Rupes
... rupes and are named after goddesses of the hearth ... (km) Year named Name origin Fornax Rupes 30.3N 201.1E 729.0 1985 Roman goddess of hearth and baking of bread. 350.0 1985 Lithuanian goddess of fire and hearth ...

Famous quotes containing the word hearth:

    Ye gentle souls, who dream of rural ease,
    Whom the smooth stream and smoother sonnet please;
    Go! if the peaceful cot your praises share,
    Go, look within, and ask if peace be there:
    If peace be his—that drooping weary sire,
    Of theirs, that offspring round their feeble fire,
    Or hers, that matron pale, whose trembling hand
    Turns on the wretched hearth th’ expiring brand.
    George Crabbe (1754–1832)

    Nor does the man sitting by the hearth beneath his roof better escape his fated doom.
    Aeschylus (525–456 B.C.)

    To be admitted to Nature’s hearth costs nothing. None is excluded, but excludes himself. You have only to push aside the curtain.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)