Help us to discover Lambeth’s stretcher railings!

16 August 2017

Written by: Lambeth Council

Culture and community - Planning and regeneration

The newly-formed Stretcher Railing Society are looking to identify and save the stretcher railing fences for future generations.

A photograph showing the stretcher railings forming the boundary of Kennington Park estate in Kennington

After the Second World War, thousands of surplus metal stretchers were welded together to form new boundaries on housing estates across South London.

Now, a campaign has been launched by the newly-formed Stretcher Railing Society to identify and save these ‘stretcher fences’ for future generations.

Lambeth Council already acknowledges the importance of examples at Ashmole Estate, Oval and Kennington Park Estate, Kennington by including them on the borough’s Local Heritage List.

Can you help identify stretcher fences in Lambeth?

In welded tubular steel and mesh, the stretcher fences are easy to spot.  The Stretcher Railing Society are asking for help in identifying more Lambeth examples.

You can find out more about the history of the stretcher fences and how to get in touch on the Stretcher Railing Society Facebook page.

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1 Thought on “Help us to discover Lambeth’s stretcher railings!

  1. Sarah C says:

    I love our stretcher railings outside Angus and Cotton Houses in Clapham Park

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