Cast Iron & Timber Benches

Sunflower

A truly beautiful bench which offers craftsmanship of the highest standard and ironwork of particular interest and detail.

The bench can be produced as a single, two or three seat version and finished to customer requirements.

Originally produced by the Falkirk Iron Company, the beauty of the bench belies its strength. The Sunflower has proved to be a popular choice with residents and visitors wherever it has been installed.

Dimensions
Height: 855mm
Width: 740mm
Base: 590mm
Floor to Armrest: 640mm
Floor to Seating: 400mm

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Whitworth

As restored and reproduced by Lost Art for the restoration project at the Joseph Whitworth Institute in Darley Dale, Derbyshire.

An excellent Victorian bench in the rustic tradition. Originally from the famous Coalbrookdale Foundry. Available as a two-seat bench using 2 ends or as a longer bench using multiple ends. Both this design and style of bench were popular choices for installation in Victorian parks and Lost Art have supplied these to a number of restoration and regeneration projects where historical accuracy has been an important consideration

Originally produced by the Falkirk Iron Company, the beauty of the bench belies its strength. The Sunflower has proved to be a popular choice with residents and visitors wherever it has been installed.

Dimensions
Height: 850mm
Width: 600mm
Base: 530mm
Floor to Armrest: 570mm
Floor to Seating: 400mm

This design can be further adapted to specific customer requirements, for example the special commission bench included in the images below, or this design can be used as the basis of a tree seat which is variable in terms of diameter and need not describe a full circle in situ.

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Teesdale

As restored and reproduced by Lost Art for the restoration project at the Joseph Whitworth Institute in Darley Dale, Derbyshire.

A robust style of bench from the Victorian period, combining simple curving lines with elegance and solidity, making this a seat particularly suited to installation in public areas.

Lost Art Limited have supplied and installed Teesdales as memorial benches in a number of isolated and challenging locations, where its robust nature and low maintenance requirements make it an ideal choice.

Available as a 4’6” or 6’6” bench, with the addition of additional castings this can be extended to 8’ and beyond.

Dimensions
Height: 770mm
Width: 615mm
Base: 540mm
Floor to Seating: 395mm

This design can be further adapted to specific customer requirements, for example the special commission bench included in the images below, or this design can be used as the basis of a tree seat which is variable in terms of diameter and need not describe a full circle in situ.

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Squirrel

High Victorian design, featuring animals within a naturalistic setting. Cast ends with hand chamfered slats in oak.

Design registered in 1868 and produced by George Smith at the Sun Foundry, Glasgow.

Produced by Lost Art for a number of prestigious restoration projects, the length of the benches can be extended with the use of one or more additional decorative supports.

Dimensions
Height: 820mm
Width: 830mm
Base: 730mm
Floor to Seating: 420mm

This design can be offered in a variety of lengths, according to customer requirements. Longer lengths of benches can be created with the addition of central supports.

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Rydal

Combining simplicity, elegance and durability, this Victorian design of bench offers an eye-pleasing, distinctive and robust alternative to more obvious choices for high volume areas such as town centres and busy parks. The nature of the casting allows us to produce this bench in any length from 4ft upwards, using additional supports according to the required specification.

Dimensions
Height: 800mm
Width: 610mm
Base: 560mm
Floor to Armrest: 585mm
Floor to Seating: 380mm

This design can be further adapted to specific customer requirements, for example the special commission bench included in the images below, or this design can be used as the basis of a tree seat which is variable in terms of diameter and need not describe a full circle in situ.

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McLaren No2

Recrafted from a McLaren Foundry Design No.2 this rare design features particlarly detailed intricate scrollwork within the cast iron bench ends and a cast iron seat and back frames with timber slats hand sprung into position within the frame.

Dimensions
Height: 785mm
Width: 735mm
Base: 700mm
Floor to Armrest: 550mm
Floor to Seating: 400mm

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McLaren No1

A particularly rare design, recrafted from the McLaren Foundry Design No.1.

Features intricate scrollwork within the cast iron bench ends and a cast iron seat and back frames.

The timber slats are hand sprung into position within the channels of the frame.

Dimensions
Height: 785mm
Width: 735mm
Base: 700mm
Floor to Armrest: 550mm
Floor to Seating: 400mm

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Promenade

An ideal bench for use in locations that attract large numbers of people and high volume of use, a sea-front being an excellent example.

The Promenade features substantial shaped timber slats and cast iron bench ends. The addition of further cast bench supports allows for the construction of a longer than average bench – the examples shown are 14 feet in length.

We can produce this bench to almost any length that you require – short or long.

Dimensions
Height: 845mm
Width: 670mm
Base: 620mm
Floor to Armrest: 585mm
Floor to Seating: 555mm

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Lytham & Smithills

An elegant yet durable 19th century design.

The bench features scrolled cast iron ends with slats in well seasoned timber incorporating a scalloped back.

Suitable for private and public areas.

This bench is available in a number of variations. The example shown here is a high back version with 3 supports. Lower versions and shorter benches with 2 supports can also be produced.

Dimensions

There are number of variations of this bench form, as can be seen from the photographs. Dimensions for particular variations can be supplied on request.

Height: 815mm
Width: 670mm
Base: 620mm
Floor to Armrest: 550mm
Floor to Seating: 400mm

This design can be further adapted to specific customer requirements, for example the special commission bench included in the images below, or this design can be used as the basis of a tree seat which is variable in terms of diameter and need not describe a full circle in situ.

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Langdale

Traditionally used in town centres, this cast iron and timber bench incorporates ends with a central aperture, allowing for the inclusion of crests, commemorative dates or plaques.

A robust style of bench, the usual well-seasoned timber slats can be replaced by steel sections for greater resistance to vandalism and abuse.

Dimensions
Height: 835mm
Width: 620mm
Base: 600mm
Floor to Armrest: 605mm
Floor to Seating: 385mm

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Heskin

A simple, classical design with cast iron ends incorporating a scrolled top with supporting hardwood slats, braced with an iron frame for added strength.

The robust nature of both the bench ends and seat slats means that the Heskin is particularly suited for use in public spaces.

Dimensions
Height: 800mm
Width: 660mm
Base: 660mm
Floor to Armrest: 620mm
Floor to Seating: 430mm

This design can be offered in a variety of lengths, according to customer requirements. Longer lengths of benches can be created with the addition of central supports.

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Falkirk Royal

The bench features a timber slatted back and seat, the cast end terminals with overscroll ends & supports & pierced with scrolling foliage, hung with tassels. Examples can be seen in London's Kensington Gardens.This the bench depicted in the scene in the cartoon version of 101 Dalmatians where the two human characters first meet. Coincidentally, the live action version of 101 Dalmatians was filmed in Battersea Park, where Lost Art provided the pattern for the cast benches & supplied the wrought iron and timber Cartmel Benches.

Dimensions
Height: 830mm
Width: 730mm
Base: 610mm
Floor to Armrest: 665mm
Floor to Seating: 430mm

This design can be offered in a variety of lengths, according to customer requirements. Longer lengths of benches can be created with the addition of central supports.

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