These gates are really something! Spectacular in scale and construction.
Hill and Smith of Brierley Hill, in the County of Staffordshire, UK was established in 1824 and known as Hills Ironworks.
This magnificent set of driveway gates were made by Hill and Smith in the mid 1800’s. The workmanship evident is testament to the institution of the English Guilds of Master Craftsmen.
Historical projects undertaken by the company include fencing for Queen Victoria in 1860, ornamental gates for the King of Siam around 1900 and components for the Sydney Harbour Bridge in 1932.
To find a set of driveway gates, complete with additional panelling, original brass lock and handle as well as the original gate stanchions is rare, to find a set with this provenance is a once a lifetime occurrence.
If you are building, landscaping or updating your property these are not to be overlooked.
Cast Iron gates, English. Bought at Sotheby’s London Garden Sale in 1989 for 10k pounds.
Each gate measures 1540mm wide. Therefore, total opening 3080mm.
Height of topmost spire 2220mm.
Panelling approx. 5 meters at 1630mm high.
Also included are the cast iron gate latches that hold the gates...