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About Us

Stephen C. Markham have for 30 years been involved in the lead work that has been used on many listed buildings and in historic parks and venues.

Decorative lead work is an old craft tradition using a process that has hardly changed over the years, all the items we produce are manufactured by hand in our workshop based in Essex, using sheet lead, carved mouldings, and the more traditional sand cast method.  

We only use British lead and have used our design skills to create a comprehensive collection of decorative and ornamental lead gardenware, ideally suited to the English garden because of its tolerence to the elements. It is easily maintained and develops a natural patina over the years, softening the appearance.


Over the years we have received awards for our craftsmanship and our work is recoginised in the practice of lead working.

If you have been to Kensington Gardens you will see planters and cisterns made by us in the parks. Many of London's historic buildings such as Buckingham Palace, Hampton Court Palace, Windsor Castle, Tower of London, The Houses of Parliament, have ornamental rainwater goods, spires, towers, domes, statues made in our workshop and placed on these historic buildings.