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The enduring appeal of Victorian-inspired wrought iron gates

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Victorian wrought iron gates and railings were first pioneered well over 100 years ago, but even after the passing of more than a century, they remain a hugely popular style across the UK. There are, of course, some major differences these days. For starters, the modern products that are widely referred to as “wrought iron gates and railings” are technically made out of mild steel. That’s because it’s more affordable and more readily available than true wrought iron, while still retaining the original material’s durability and longevity. 

We supply plenty of wrought iron metal gates and railings in this style here at SL Wrought Iron, so this week, we thought it worth taking a moment to take a look in more detail at exactly what makes the Victorian style so popular!

Their aesthetics

Let’s start with the most obvious reason for their appeal: the aesthetics of Victorian gates are, quite simply, timeless. Victorian wrought iron gates and railings are often quite easily distinguishable by their ornate and intricate designs, including elaborate patterns, scrolls and decorative elements that are all characteristic of the craftsmanship often associated with the Victorian period. All are easily capable of enhancing a property with a palpable sense of extra elegance and sophistication.


What’s more, the sheer variance in these details means that Victorian gate styles are highly versatile, too. They can encompass everything from intricate scrollwork to more simple, straightforward designs. That enables them to be used in a range of settings and environments, from adding a touch of charm to rural properties, to a sense of additional gravitas to larger spaces in more built-up urban areas. 


And finally of course, there’s the connection to history and culture. The Victorian era is a highly distinct period in British history, associated with numerous revolutions in art, history and culture. Victorian-style wrought iron gates and railings speak to the romanticised version of that history, with many of the more traditional styles evoking top hats and morning tea, long strolls along sunny hillside paths. 

You can see it in everything from the overall appearance of the gates right down to the finest details, like certain decorative motifs – are grounded in traditional English loves of the countryside and pioneering spirit. It’s easy to see why so many buyers want to incorporate those feelings into their home.

So, if all this has piqued your interest in Victorian gates or railings for your own property, you’re in exactly the right place. We have an extensive choice of options to choose from here at SL Wrought Iron. These span from our Ribchester and Clitheroe ranges (both heavily influenced by classic Victorian design) all the way up to our Belthorn range, which blends traditional and modern elements in the form of its twists and rounded tops, making it the perfect fit for a wide variety of settings and environments.

These are far from our only options – we’ve got plenty more for you to choose from! Feel free to take a quick look around our site for more. And of course, if you’ve ever got any questions or need any advice about our products, don’t hesitate to talk to a member of our team. We’re always here to help!