Oxford Railings

Oxford’s Victorian and Edwardian villas were often built with low brick boundary walls and iron railings, allowing views into the landscaped front gardens from tree lined streets. In North Oxford there were four distinct building phases between 1850 and 1900, with railing designs evolving at each stage.

Many of the railings were removed in the Second World War, and the timber patterns from which they were cast were lost. Recently there has been increasing interest in putting the railings and their walls back, but where to start? OPT and Oxford City Council have brought together the information you need in a new railings guide.

OPT has also launched its own project to commission and acquire the timber cast patterns. These patterns can be borrowed for a fee (click here for more information) which goes back into the project. Patterns are available for Park Town, Southmoor/Kingston Road and Norham Manor areas and more are on their way as funds allow.

If you are interested in restoring your railings

  1. Contact the City Council Conservation Team for more information on railing design and contractors and to discuss what consents might be required
  2. Contact OPT by filling out the below form to check whether your pattern is available

Enquiry Form

I am enquiring into about hiring an Oxford Preservation Trust Railing Pattern

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