Gothic Gardens

Victorian Gothic town houses were usually fenced with iron railings, painted brown, dark red, green or blue. From the death of Prince Albert in 1861, black became more common. Elsewhere a boundary wall was often topped with wrought iron railings. Later, cast iron was typical.

Privet was introduced from Japan and became increasingly popular as a hedging material.

The front path was often tiled, with the design repeated as a flooring in the hall.