605. Iron Gates

Cast iron was the most popular form of fencing for grand homes during the early 1900s because it was a readily available material of the new industrial age. It could easily be formed into ornamental designs to create a more formal and elaborate entry way. Urns too, were made of cast iron and were very common in Edwardian gardens. The gates and urns at Ruthmere are splendid examples of custom hand-wrought iron work.