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Bartlett St Quarter Overthrow

In the Summer of 2015 we were commissioned by the Bartlett Street Antiques Centre in Bath to survey, dismantle and restore this beautiful 6m wide overthrow which had, for many years been hanging high over Bartlett Street, a picturesque pedestrian side street in Georgian Bath’s main shopping district.

We are not sure exactly how old this lovely wrought iron overthrow is but probably late 19th Century. Martin Smith oversaw the restoration of the whole piece, carefully cataloguing each section and ensuring the appropriate repairs were made at each stage of the process. Stacey Hibberd, Cecilie Robinson and Adrian Booth all assisted Martin in the restoration. It’s such a beautiful piece of original wrought ironwork and our whole team appreciate the level of craftsmanship and care that went into it’s making. We can only wonder how many million people have strolled underneath this overthrow without even noticing it! Now restored and back in situ the gantry incorporates some new, bold lettering to catch the eye – “Bartlett St Quarter”.

To read more about this restoration project on our blog, follow this link.