6 Victorian Era Fence Styles - For Historic Homes

 

6 Victorian Era Fence Styles - For Historic Homes

 

Until the early 1800’s only the elite could afford wrought iron (hand forged) fencing for their homes. When the blacksmithing trade grew, ornamental iron adapted to match popular architectural styles and ultimately peaked during the Victorian Era when manufacturing became accessible — an influx of cast products and mass-produced pickets, posts and rails became available to the general public at affordable prices, and forever changed the way people garnished their front yards and gardens.

 

Today, metal fences are often made to resemble antique iron but are made of steel or weatherproof aluminum, with hollow pickets. 

 

Of the authentic antique wrought iron fences that remain, they must be cared for and repaired by blacksmiths. Rust is the ultimate culprit. You can read more about how to maintain your fence here.  However, many people have had their painted wrought iron fences restored by a process called powder coating.

 

While materials have changed over the years, many styles have continued to honor a by-gone era. 

 

Discover 6 types of Victorian style fences perfect for historic homes: 

 Ring Style Fence

 

 

 

Triad Spear Fence

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 Fleur De Lis Fence

 

 

Fleur De Lis Fence

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Pressed Spear Fence

 

Pressed Spear Fence 

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Spear and Ball Fence

Spear and Ball Fence 

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Ring Style Fence

Ring Style Fence 

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Hoop and Spear Fence

Hoop and Spear Fence

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