1) A beam across the opening of a fireplace which supported the masonry above.

1485 Willelmo Jonkyn carianti … mantil trees a Cawood usque Ebor, 13s 4d, York

1522-3 Item for a manthyltree, xxd, York

1760 old wood, an old mantletree, loom wood, Thongsgreave. The stone header which became usual later was called a Mantle Stone in a South Crosland document in 1836: it measured 5 feet 3 inches.

dates 1485 1522-1523 1760 1836

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