1) A specialist hearth in iron-making, with the earliest examples found in Durham.

1409 le stryngherth and Derbyshire: 1507 strynge herth, Norton. In the West Riding, the accounts for Esholt ironworks have a more detailed reference: 1567-8 Harre Wylle blowmer for wages … for evere blome in the blome harthe … and helping the smythe in the strynge-harthe.

dates 1409 1567-1568

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