Reclaimed cast iron street lights is a fantastic way to inject instant charm and character to your property.
The original ladder arms for the gas men are now commonly used for hanging baskets to allow flowers in bloom enhance an already beautiful look.
Sourcing period style street lighting is becoming a much harder task, we have been extremely lucky to come across two styles of these beautiful posts from two English Villages.
Throughout History cast iron lanterns were produced for their durability and appearance and located throughout English villages & towns.
It is not uncommon to see the same cast iron street lantern in different locations.
Once arriving with our selves we carefully remove each lantern and inspect them for damages and ensure all parts are present.
The difficult part is removing the concrete around the base that had held this post in place for 100 years or more.
After a good bit of elbow grease and sweat!! The base is now free and work now focuses on the main body of the lantern.
All flaky paint is removed and then painting is done by hand to ensure all areas are covered offering good protection in this old lanterns new lease of life.
All work so far has been tough and involved serious grit and determination to bring this original street light back to life. Although a fresh coat of paint has transformed the appearance something is missing?? Of course the lantern top.
A sad part to these old posts story is that the lantern top rarely survives, numerous times we find old cast iron street lanterns with the tops damaged or incomplete.
Luckily we have a beautiful period style copper lantern top with new modern electric fitting making this transformation complete.
So there you have it if you are after a beautiful street light that will add instant appeal to your home and are fed up with the modern day equivalents' flimsy look and feel!! Try one of our reclaimed street lights their cast iron body is solid to the touch, beautiful old charming appearance, old copper style lantern top and ladder arms for blooming hanging baskets... whats not to like.