Guttering and Ornamental Hoppers
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image 1Prior to the development of industrialisation guttering was made from wood or lead. From the 1820's ironwork became mass produced. Due to Iron's malleable nature it became a popular choice as a material that can be used creatively for external household features.




1 1768 guttering 2 Georgian 3 Victorian 4 1901 5 Edwardian (Arts & Craft Home)

6 Regency style hopper made in 1936


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Ironmongery Products

Architectural Ironmongery: Les Oakes and Sons

Rustic Hand Forged Period Ironmongery: Conquest

Tuscan Foundry Products

Kirkpatrick Ironmongery: Tuscanor

The English Blacksmith Hand Forged Ironmongery

Architectural Ironmongery Restoration: Blackstage Ltd

Broughtons: General Ironmongery


Useful Links to Articles

The History of Wrought Iron

The Maintenance and Repair of Architectural Cast Iron

Ironmongery Blog

An Introduction to Ironworking


Useful Research Websites

BBC Homes 1920's:

BBC Homes 1930's

Hidden House History

Francis Frith Photo Archive

The Geffrye Museum

English Architecture: Britain Express

Looking at Buildings: Pevsner Architectural Guides


Forum Debates

Channel 4 Homes Forum

Treasury of Ironwork Designs

Classic Wrought Ironwork Patterns and Designs

Building Doors and Gates








Post War