Railing Fences Gates


Lost Art Limited offer a large and ever expanding range of cast iron finials. These can either be incorporated into fencing panels for either supply direct to clients or supply and installation by Lost Art. In addition to the existing library of patterns and style, our documentary archive contains further illustrations of historic designs and we have an established record of reproducing existing finials in order to produce additional or replacement items for restoration projects.

Many of our finials can be found in areas of historical and architectural interest, for example the Canning Conservation Area of Liverpool where a variety of the illustrated finials have been installed.

Finials are cast integral with the spindles in the traditional manner - unless we are requested to do otherwise. Each vertical is individually crafted in cast iron, producing the character and aesthetic value associated with Victorian ironwork.

Our finials and spindles are eminently suitable for restoration and regeneration projects where historic authenticity in design and materials is of high importance.

The railings produced from these finials and spindles are of a substantial nature and not to be confused with the readily available low gauge imitations.

We are able to develop our existing designs to suit new situations and have the facility to manufacture new designs or to produce original designs for conservation or regeneration projects.

We can work from drawings, photographs, sample originals or design sketches.

The following are a selection of examples from our range.

The Beckford Finial

The Bronte Finial

The Browning Finial

The Browning Finial Seen In Situ

The Dickens Finial

Usually cast as a whole railing pale in order to be incorporated directly into a fencing panel, the robust nature of the finial offers both a decorative and protective function. Especially suitable for areas where petty vandalism may be of concern.

An example of the original Victorian Dickens finials installed outside a property in the historic mews of Central Liverpool. Needing only a lick of paint after more than a century of service. It is intended that any examples produced by Lost Art will also enjoy decades and potentially centuries of sterling decorative and protective service.

The Eliott Finial

An excellent combination of decorative yet robust design which is suitable for use in virtually all locations.

The Eliot finial, produced from the Lost Art pattern and installed in the conservation area of Liverpool.

The Gaskell Finial

Simple, yet effective finial design, which can be installed atop either a square or circular rail.

Victorian originals of the Gaskell finial, cast onto square section rails and then installed ‘on the diamond’ into the cross rail of the panel.

The Hardy Finial

Lost Art Limited present the return of a native finial. Original examples of this design can be seen in many locations around the country, surrounding properties and public spaces of a certain vintage, including the approaches to The Palace of Westminster.

The James Finial

Similar in appearance and size to our Gaskell finial, this design features a more fluted dimension to the finial and a more decorative collar, as well as being cast integral to a characteristic hexagonal rail, should this be required.

The Kipling Finial

Undeniably one of our more robust finials, similar to the Dickens but with the added dimension of a somewhat Eastern influence, reminiscent of a pagoda. As with the Dickens, this can be cast as a whole piece including the rail which increases the whole solidity of the installation.

The Rosetti Finial

A beautifully flowing design of finial which can be seen in numerous locations throughout the country and was exported across the world. Despite the fluid lines of the finial, it is deceptively robust.

The Shelley Finial

A Gothic delight of a finial which is slightly larger than the majority of our range and is therefore especially suited to adorning the tops of the support posts between railing panels, providing additional visual interest, especially where the individual rails within the panels are of a particularly Spartan appearance.

The Tennyson Finial

The cruciform nature of the design makes this finial particularly suitable for inclusion in ecclesiastical settings. Indeed this style of finial can be found on railings surrounding significant numbers of Victorian churches.

The Wells Finial

Along with the Dickens and Gaskell finials, this design has an almost defensive appearance alongside the decorative element. As such it could be considered suitable for installation at memorials or other locations that have military associations.

The Wilde Finial

Both simple and eye-catching, the Wilde finial can either be installed as a repeated finial topping off individual rails within a panel, or can be used to decorate the supporting posts to add a striking interest between panels of less decorative railings.