Market Lavington Museum

Another pot hook

In our blog entry A fireplace pot hanger, we learnt how food could be cooked in a cauldron, suspended over an open fire. At Market Lavington Museum, we have another such pot hook, although this one is missing its end.

It would have been screwed into a fire surround and the row of serrated hooks could be swung flat against the fireplace when not in use, or moved out at a right angle if required for hanging a pot.

It was found in the kitchen of 9, High Street, Market Lavington. For many years, this building housed Lloyds Bank downstairs, with living accommodation above and was once the home of our museum founder, Peggy Gye.

In this 1970s photo, you can see the Lloyds Band sign hanging outside the white building on the left.

See also When banks served villages., Lloyds Bank and A Market Lavington Bank.