Regents Park Gates

As part of a large project to replace railings and lanterns at Regents Park, we were commissioned to create special lanterns for the gated entrances to Park Square and heritage style street lanterns along the inner circle of Park Square, Regents Park, London.

The original street lanterns had long disappeared, thought to be removed in the war effort in the second world war. Without a physical lantern to copy, we used historical photographs and etchings to create the closest replica to the original lantern style.

For the special lanterns at the gates, we removed one remaining example from Clarence Gate and transported it to our workshop to create eight exact replicas. This was quite a task as the original lanterns and scroll work for the pedestals had been made from steel and were in very poor condition. We had to be extremely careful not to damage the lantern further before it could be copied.

Before installation and manufacture, we were asked to present one of our street lanterns to the commissioners at The Royal Academy of Music for prior approval. Upon acceptance, we produced 12 street lanterns with special mounts and 8 special Regents lanterns for the gates.

Once complete, the project was opened by His Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales.

Regents Park Gate Lanterns
Park Gate East lanterns