SE6986 : Fire mark, Crown Square, Kirkbymoorside

taken 9 years ago, near to Kirkbymoorside, North Yorkshire, Great Britain

Fire mark, Crown Square, Kirkbymoorside
Fire mark, Crown Square, Kirkbymoorside
These metal plaques, or badges, erected by insurance companies, were used to show that a property was insured. There are two types - early plaques were mostly cast in lead and displayed either a painted or engraved number which corresponded to the number of the insurance policy. The second type, known as a fire-plate was pressed from either thin copper-plate, or tinned sheet-iron.
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SE6986, 234 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Sunday, 8 May, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 9 May, 2011
Geographical Context
Housing, Dwellings 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 69684 86622 [1m precision]
WGS84: 54:16.2308N 0:55.8894W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 69684 86622
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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