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  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1675-1700 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Iron, wrought, embossed and painted

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Screen, wrought iron, from the church of St John, Frome, Somerset. An openwork grille comprising two side sections flanking a central section surmounted by a shield with the crest of the Leversedge family, Lords of the Manor of Frome, with the intitials 'MPL'. The two side sections with scrolling arising from differently shaped pedestals, foliage at the interstices, surmounted by scrolling and vases issuing flowers and leaves; the central section with elaborate scrolling, foliage, flowers and a bird, surmounted by elaborate scrolling and foliage, the shield flanked by palm fronds, surmounted by small shield with fleur-de-lys finial.

Place of Origin

England (made)


ca. 1675-1700 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Iron, wrought, embossed and painted


Height: 197 cm, Width: 457 cm

Object history note

Reputedly from the Church of St John, Frome, Somerset, where it stood between the Lady Chapel and the pews belonging to the Lord of the Manor.

Descriptive line

Screen, openwork grille with central section and two flanking sides, bearing the crest of the Leversedge family, English, ca. 1675-1700.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

p.100, fig.29.
Gardner, John Starkie. Ironwork. Part 3: A complete survey of the artistic working of iron in Great Britain from the earliest times. London : Published under the authority of the H.M.S.O., 1922. 198 p., 46 p. of plates, ill. ISBN 0905209028.
Encyclopaedia of Ironwork: Examples of hand wrought iron from the Middle Ages to the end of the Eighteenth century. 1927. Pl.197
Griggs, W. Iron work : 53 plates, from objects and drawings in the South Kensington Museum, reproduced by W. Griggs. London : W. Griggs & Sons Ltd., 1898.

Labels and date

Wrought iron
England (Frome); late 17th century

From the Church of St John, Frome in Somerset. It stood between the Lady Chapel and the family pews (Siveridge Chapel?) [07/1994]

Production Note

Possibly made by Paris of Warwick.


Iron; Paint


Hammering; Embossing; Painting

Subjects depicted

Birds; Flowers; Vases; Shields (motifs); Fleurs-de-lis; Scrolling foliage


Metalwork; Architectural fittings; Ironwork


Metalwork Collection

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