THE LADBROKE ASSOCIATION

The conservation and amenity society for the Ladbroke Conservation Area in the

Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

 
 
Architectural features

 

 

IRONWORK ON WINDOW-SILLS

 

 

The article below on sill irons was first published in the Autumn 2015 issue of Ladbroke News.

 

SILL IRONS

 

    The Ladbroke estate has some magnificent Victorian ironwork in the form of railings and balconies.  There is one sort of ironwork, however, that is often over-looked, and that is sill irons or plant restrainers on window-sills, normally at first floor level. Many houses still have these and it is normal for houses in a terrace or a series of villas to have matching plant irons. Some of these are illustrated below.

Over the years, some of these plant irons have gone missing or been replaced by not particularly sightly modern ones. If people are undertaking work on their house, we would encourage the reinstatement of plant restrainers that match the pattern particular to that terrace or group of villas.

 

 

cill-iron KPR

 

 

 

cill-iron Ladbroke Grove - Copy

 Ladbroke Grove

 

cill iron Clrendon Rd  query - Copy

 

 

Last updated 4 April 2019