Glossary of Ironwork Terms

Glossary of Ironwork Terms

This Glossary, written by Peter Parkinson and funded by the Foyle Foundation, is a work in progress and we welcome correspondence about it. You can download Phase I here: Glossary of Ironwork Terms (.pdf)   In future, when funding allows, we hope to add illustrations for greater clarity.

The primary purpose in compiling this glossary and making it freely available was to provide a reference tool when conservation tenders are being written, and to create a common ground of understanding in conversations between blacksmiths, architects, commissioners and others by offering clearly defined terminology.