Historic Gates at Jackfield Tile Museum Restored by Shropshire Based Businesses

This time last year we were marvelling at the freshly conserved painted facade at Jackfield Tile Museum; this year we're admiring our new gates!

We’ve worked with several Shropshire based business to restore the gates to the historic Craven Dunnill Jackfield Tile Works, which now houses the Jackfield Tile Museum, after they were blown apart and damaged during a storm.

Church Stretton based McMillan Masonry were tasked with reconstructing the pintle stone – which houses the gate anchor – and repairing the masonry around the gateway.

Having deemed the wooden gates beyond repair, the skilled carpenters of Ludlow based Castle Hill Joinery used the original material, Douglas Fir, as they constructed an exact copy.

The exquisite metal work which adorns the top of the gate was restored by the blacksmiths of Shrewsbury based Condover Forge, and the metal tie backs by a member of our very own maintenance team.

The team have gone into painstaking detail to restore the gates to their former glory, and we think it’s really paid off!

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