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Little Wenlock stove

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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

  • Good but goes out.

    Henry Barnard 1 week ago

    I have just had a Little Wenlock installed. It is way to light and gives out a good amount of heat. However, I can't get it to stay in over night. My previous stove was a Countryman 6 and that... []

    Stove expert replied: OVERNIGHT BURNING To achieve an overnight or a slow burn rate, close the spin valve fully, then open about half a turn, or less, depending on draught conditions. If the fuel load is too small or the draught too strong the spin valve may need to be closed even further to sustain the low burn rate. This will be found by trial and error by adjusting the amount of air depending upon the amount of fuel left over at the end of the burning period. Do keep trying as this should be possible, perhaps try an alternative fuel as they do vary greatly on how they perform, and the amount of air required etc. A smokeless fuel will be the most likely fuel required for an overnight burn as it is not recommended to burn wood on low settings as this will produce tar deposits and can lead to problems in the flue system, short periods of fast burn are required to maintain a clear flue.

    Overall rating:

    3.5 flames

Most Popular Review

More reviews for Little Wenlock stove (page 1 of 7)

  • Little Wenlock Mk 2

    Dave Patchett 6 months ago

    Great Stove, warm and efficient but after replacing a cracked glass and glass seal ( rope ) the glass now goes black to the point where i cant see the fire. The glass seal i replaced didn't... []

    Stove expert replied: The replacement glass and seal should match the original as this is how the stove was manufactured, if a change has been made then the glass may well blacken. Do insure that the air wash control is open and that the fuel is dry and well seasoned with a moisture content of less than 20%.

    Overall rating:

    3.5 flames

  • Great stove

    Alasdair Johnston 7 months ago

    This is the third one I've fitted in four years. I've two in my own home and the most recent one I bought in February this year I've just fitted in my partners Mum's home. It's a great wee stove at a good price, very simple to use and the first two [four years old now] have never given me any bother. Delivery time was quick. Mine stays on for weeks at a time without going out - just a top up before going to bed, damp it a bit and it stays on all night. Brilliant!... []

    Stove expert replied: Do make sure that you give the stove short periods of fast burn between 15 and 20mins due to the long time the stove will be slumbering.

    Overall rating:

    5 flames

  • Problem with glass going white

    Hamlyn Waring 8 months ago

    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

  • Aga Little Wenlock - great stove but not without problems

    Edward Ferguson one year 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 one year 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

  • LITTLE WENLOCK SE

    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

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