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What’s this and how did it get to my front door?

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Robstersgirl Mon 27-Jan-20 17:40:08

Come home from work to find this stone thingy next to my front door. Looks like a drain cover but all of mine are metal? Does anyone know what it is? Could it be from the roof? AIBU to think it was aliens or burglars? It says Marley on it but googling Marley Covers just yields results for people covering Bob Marley songs. hmm

Robstersgirl Mon 27-Jan-20 17:41:01

Should also say I’ve checked all the drains and manholes and none are missing covers.

Celeriacacaca Mon 27-Jan-20 17:41:34

Looks like the top of a front garden wall post?

TerrifiedandWorried Mon 27-Jan-20 17:42:13

Marley make roof tiles- could that be it?

Clymene Mon 27-Jan-20 17:42:58

Marley make extractor fans. Is it leaning against your house wall? How far is the front of your house from the street?

reallifegetsintheway2 Mon 27-Jan-20 17:43:13

It looks like an old fashioned concrete coal bunker 'door'??

SouthwarkSkaters Mon 27-Jan-20 17:43:18

Shape looks like a roof tile to me.

Robstersgirl Mon 27-Jan-20 17:45:26

My house is on a major road. My wall was recently savaged but none of the bricks looked like this? Strange how it’s just turned up today? Could be part of my neighbours wall. I’ll go ask. I’m worried it could be the roof which is kind of why I asked. Thanks for the replies.

Somanysocks Mon 27-Jan-20 17:45:34

Looks like something to do with a fireplace (pure guess).

yogo Mon 27-Jan-20 17:45:32

Has it fallen off the roof?

LilyPinkNoah Mon 27-Jan-20 17:45:36

Marley make roof tiles I have a few hundred of their’s!

Robstersgirl Mon 27-Jan-20 17:45:44


Robstersgirl Mon 27-Jan-20 17:46:52

No idea how to check the roof? It will have to wait till the morning as it’s a big old house it’s really hard to see as it’s a funny shaped roof.

FabbyChix Mon 27-Jan-20 17:50:21

Marley also make rood tiles

FabbyChix Mon 27-Jan-20 17:50:27


weaselwords Mon 27-Jan-20 17:50:43

Is it Morley! Could be part of a stove?

SoloMummy Mon 27-Jan-20 17:52:04

Marley are drainage and plumbing specialists. Just odd how it got there.

sleepylittlebunnies Mon 27-Jan-20 17:55:39

It looks like roof tiles, maybe some of yours have slid off or someone has left some samples for you to look at? Whenever I find random objects on my doorstep it’s usually things left by DH’s colleagues for an upcoming job.

MereDintofPandiculation Mon 27-Jan-20 17:56:02

If it fell off the roof, you might expect to see some damage - chips off the side it landed on, chips scattered around the ground.

I presume from the size of your house you have a front garden? Otherwise I'd wonder whether someone left it there in order to avoid paying £5 at the tip.

Somanysocks Mon 27-Jan-20 17:57:54

Just asked a builder who said it looked like a fireplace liner but how it got there who knows, maybe someone just flytipped it.

flouncyfanny Mon 27-Jan-20 17:58:26

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

slipperywhensparticus Mon 27-Jan-20 17:58:35

Put a light in your loft and walk around the house it should shine out?

Hingeandbracket Mon 27-Jan-20 17:59:49

Marley roof tile

DorotheaHam Mon 27-Jan-20 17:59:57

That's weird, there's one on the grass verge outside my house atm. Very slightly different ridging but same colour, similar size. No idea where that came from either.

Chesntoots Mon 27-Jan-20 18:00:57

Surely if something the size of that fell off a roof it would be in a million pieces! It looks like somebody has carefully placed it there. No idea why though!

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