Gallery - Restored gate, railings and stonework
We worked closely with a local stonemason on this restoration project
The Conservation Officer at North Kesteven District Council commissioned Anwick Forge to restore the gate and railings outside Thomas Garrett Church in Heighington, a village just outside Lincoln.
The gate, railings and wall were in a sorry state when we first started work. The gate hinges had completely worn out, leaving the gate in danger of falling off, the railings had been damaged by vandals who had snapped off many of the decorative finials, and the wall was in an unsafe condition. We forged a new back stile and hinges for the gate and new finials that copied the originals, all in genuine wrought iron. Once the wall had been re-built by a local stonemason who specialises in restoration work, and with whom we have worked on several restoration projects, the railings were then relocated using traditional lead sockets. The Conservation Officer was absolutely delighted with the end result. We were quite pleased with it too!