1) Apparently a metal pan in which a fire could be lit: in York such implements served to illuminate the streets on important occasions.

In 1478, Edward IV made his last visit to York: 1479 pro lez firepannes pro luminibus infra civitatem in vigilia tempore regis, York. In November 1478, Thomas Wandesforth delyverd into the comon hall … vij fire pannys … on of thayme for my lorde the mair, and for every warde on [one], York.

places York
dates 1478 1479

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