We're in the process of obtaining quotes to reconstruct our front fence which is in a very sorry state. The plan is to have a fence which is in a style that is consistent to the age of the Sow's Ear - inter-war period circa 1928.
There are no old images of the Sow's Ear that we are aware of to indicate what the original fence may have been. We are relying on information from heritage reference books and the fence styles that are used on other period homes in our neighbourhood. It is basically an educated guess...rather than a complete stab in the dark.
The images below illustrate the style we have chosen.
|Our new fence will be similar to this fence. It is actually not too different from our current fence which doesn't have the double top rail.|
|This image is from the Brisbane City Council's Heritage unit which has heritage fact sheets online. Here|
|This is our old fence which we'll be replacing. Most of the posts are rotted through. Poor old fence. It's beyond redemption.|