Restoration of gate, panels and overthrow at St Mary Tory, Bradford on Avon

This historic gate, overthrow and side panels belong to the St Mary Tory chapel in Bradford on Avon and date back to the early 1800’s. This painstaking and detailed work was carried out by Ironart’s restoration specialist Martin Smith alongside Nadfas conservation intern Cecilie Robinson.

Earlier this week we finished reinstalling the gates which look wonderful next to all the refurbished stonework. These pictures tell the story of the whole project from start to finish.

Restoration of Maperton House gates

We have just started restoration work on these stunning entrance gates from Maperton house near Wincanton and couldn’t resist blogging a picture of them.  They have just come back from being carefully stripped and are gracing the Ironart workshops. The gates are historic and intriguing, they are entirely traditionally made, and feature monograms and lots of fascinating joins and features.

These magnificent gates are just one aspect of a large restoration project.  Ironart also recently fitted some support trusses to an historic orangery at Maperton House. We promise there will be more pictures to follow as this project takes shape.