Little Wenlock stove

Overall Rating:

4 flames

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Aga Little Wenlock stove

The Aga (Coalbrookdale) Little Wenlock is a classic cast iron stove suited to the smaller room. The Little Wenlock has airwash to keep the glass clear and an impressive 79% efficiency rating.

The woodburning version is approved for burning wood in smoke control areas.

Technical Data
  • Height: 535mm
  • Width: 390mm
  • Depth: 415mm
  • Flue Diameter: 125mm
  • Fuel: Multifuel
  • Nominal Heat Output: 5.7kW
  • Efficiency: 79.4%

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Review Ratings Breakdown

Build Quality 4.5 flames
Quality of finish 4.5 flames
Value for money 4 flames
Ease of use 4 flames
Ease of lighting 4 flames
Firebox size 3 flames
How well does the airwash work 3 flames
Controllability 4 flames
Handle operation 4 flames
How likely are you to buy it again? 3.5 flames
What is your overall satisfaction? 4 flames

Most Recent Review

  • Problem with glass going white

    Hamlyn Waring last month

    Have been using my little wenlock 3 for 8 years. Overall a fantastic stove, BUT I have just changed my fuel to ovoids and fitted a new glass as the last one was pitted. The new glass has started... []

    Stove expert replied: The bars should be fitted as per the manufacturers instructions. The glass going cloudy is indicative of the stove being over-drawn (running at too high a setting for more than 20mins at any one time). The stove should be controlled so that short periods of fast burn only are undertaken where the controls are left fully open.

    Overall rating:

    4 flames

Most Popular Review

More reviews for Little Wenlock stove (page 1 of 6)

  • Aga Little Wenlock - great stove but not without problems

    Edward Ferguson 5 months ago

    Great little stove for heat output. Used daily, for seven years, in the colder months and definitely raises the overall warmth of our home. Like the stove a lot but it has its problems. We... []

    Stove expert replied: If there is enough space behind the stove you may not need to have the stove taken out, some blanking plates fit by twisting into place once it has been slotted into the hole. As you have two stoves, the flue draw may be poorer on this flue and therefore more airflow into the stove may be required to maintain clear glass or even more free air in the room itself. You could also tey an alternative fuel as they do vary and another may not have the same effect on the glass.

    Overall rating:

    3.5 flames

  • Great for its size

    Jim FINDLAY 9 months ago

    Lovely looking classic stove, door handle doesn't get hot. Ash pan has a good depth but could be wider - some ash inevitably falls past it into the bottom of the stove. I use an ASH-VAC which... []

    Stove expert replied: Ash pans rarely fill the whole width of the stove due to opening that it passes through being narrower than the main stove body, this has to be smaller to give the stove strength. Plus points for this type of design means a larger fire grate for fuel and ash spilling outside the ashpan can be annoying but is easily cleaned with an ashvac. Ashpans usually have 3 high sides so it can be used as a shovel to collect any spilt ash on the back part but can mean that ash falls off the back when removing - there is no easy solution I feel!

    Overall rating:

    4.5 flames


    LEIGH WOOTTON one year ago

    Downside is...if your flue is top mounted, the baffle plate will need to be removed to sweep (unless you have an access door in the stove pipe). To get this out, it will more than likely require... []

    Stove expert replied: If a stove flue pipe with access door in it is required, fitting this instead of breaking the baffle plate for each sweeping would seem a good way to resolve the issue. The baffle plate should be removed regularly to check any build up in the flue and I would suggest monthly which may prevent it being a problem when sweeping time comes around which is less frequently. Routine maintenance is suggested for all stoves and is often not undertaken except once a year when sweeping takes place, removable parts should be removed so the stove can be cleaned out thoroughly monthly.

    Overall rating:

    4.5 flames

  • After 25 years use moving house means i need the new model

    one year ago

    OK I have the original Little Wenlock. It has provided heat & cooking during power cuts. I live in a hamlet & power cuts are frequent. The stove has Excell smokeless beads put on & these last... []

    Stove expert replied: Wonderful comments - a great testimony for this stove.

    Overall rating:

    4.5 flames

  • Use in smoke control area

    A Roberts 2 years ago

    I am told I cannot use my little Wenlock stove as I'm in a smoke controlled area. This website suggests otherwise. I am confused. Would love to use it with wood..anyone help? Thanks

    Overall rating:

    1 flames

  • Baffle plate??? I think that is what it's called

    Carol Megit 2 years ago

    I had my chimney lined earlier this year & the plate was taken out then put back BUT the wrong way round so the room has filled with smoke... This is how I found out... I thought I had got... []

    Overall rating:

    3 flames

  • baffle plate problem

    Helen Jones 2 years ago

    Have had little wenlock stove for 3 years. During the latest chimney clean, the sweep tells us the baffle plate (inside, top of stove) has expanded and is stuck, unable to slip over lugs, even... []

    Overall rating:

    4 flames

  • In different

    Mark Dickin 2 years ago

    I've had my little wenlock for 3 years now, it's easy to clean and I've had no problems with sweeping by removing the baffle.I can't seem to get my front room ( 4 m x 4 m) really really warm... []

    Overall rating:

    4 flames

  • Aga Little Wenlock--how do you replace metal parts above baffle plate.

    Jim Irvine 2 years ago

    Had the Little Wenlock for about 6 years now and always found it to be a great little fire apart from getting the baffle plate out to have the chimney swept.( flue comes out top of fire. The... []

    Overall rating:

    4.5 flames

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