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the vernacular gates in your country/area

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Hi All, here in Ireland there is a long established but decaying history of wrought iron gates in the country side. We consider them a particularly Irish thing. I would love to see the traditional rural iron work in your country, I know its not a particularly glamorous or arty side to the craft but I love the history of it. I'm especially interested in the Finnish and Scandinavian styles as well as the UK and USA. Here is a short film from you tube on the irish vernacular field gate. .

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In the SE USA probably our most famous "collections" of gates, if you will, are in the Charleston, SC and Savannah, GA areas.  As mentioned above, many are associated with cemeteries, churches, plantations, universities, and historic homes.


There is even a line of silver jewelry called Southern Gates that is inspired by the historic wrought iron work in the Charleston area.


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