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Original Wrought Iron Curtain Poles and Bay Window Poles for your home

Ossian cage wrought iron curtain poles

Please note, due to constant high demand, orders can take up to 6 weeks to fulfill.

(about the same time as a busy, high quality curtain-maker!)

In a nutshell…

We have been making bespoke Wrought Iron Curtain Poles and Bay Window Curtain Poles since 1990.  As such we have built up a wealth of expertise in providing  highest quality metal curtain poles which we are therefore able to offer at very reasonable cost.

We do tend to stay with simple, unique and classic styles which are in constant demand as these are timeless and look great in any situation.

Anvil on Stand


S P Harrison Wrought Iron Curtain Poles

Unit 43, Northwick Business Centre,

Blockley, Gloucestershire,  GL56 9RF

Tel: 01386 700299

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All our curtain poles are hand made to measure in rural Gloucestershire, exactly to the required length for a perfect fit. As a result, they will make any window dressing in your home look truly amazing.

The poles are made from time-honoured slim, strong and elegant 16mm diameter solid bar or contemporary high quality 25mm diameter steel tubing. These metal curtain poles are made to last a lifetime.

With a range of tasteful, simple finials and consequently will never look out of place. The poles are available in a Caramelised Beeswax, Traditional Black Metal or a polished steel Pewter finish to compliment any décor.

Affordable quality for homes all around the UK (and elsewhere).

Most of our business comes from customer recommendation and repeat orders rather than through professional branding and marketing.

Over the years we have received hundreds of genuine, positive testimonials.

Thousands of homes across the UK and Europe have had these wrought iron curtain poles and bay window poles chosen for them. This includes the homes some of the UK’s leading Interior Designers, Architects, Product Designers, Developers, Celebrities and Aristocracy.

We have also been specified by The National Trust.

“The curtain poles are lovely…”  Lady Annabel Astor


S. P. Harrison has been trading on-line as a specialist in wrought iron curtain poles  since 1999. Actually, one of the very first!

Other metalwork

We’re often asked to make all kinds of items for the home. Items such as  kitchen racks and lighting are typical, as well as specialist commercial work. We’ve usually got something apart from curtain poles on the go at any one time and we’d be happy to see if we can give form to your ideas.

ossian cage wrought iron curtain pole in pewter finish

Curtain Poles

Curtain pole styles.

Best quality curtain poles at sensible prices.

The main range of curtain poles are individually hand made to order from substantial yet slim and elegant 16mm diameter solid iron bar with integral finials, pre-fitted with four double-hoop iron curtain rings per 30 cm.

Solid bar is harder to work, heavier and so costs more to manufacture and deliver, but does gives a simple beauty and authentic character to a wrought iron curtain pole.  Although we have experimented with larger diameters we have found the slimmer 16mm has proven to be the most in demand as solid wrought iron bar can look crude in larger diameters as well as being excessively heavy for wall and ceiling fixings.

Available in Beeswax, Traditional Black or Pewter finish.

Larger diameter metal poles?

If you do prefer larger diameter metal curtain poles, we also offer poles made from 25mm diameter, thick wall steel tubing. These have the same finish options as the wrought iron range although, as yet, in a more limited range of finials. These are supplied with three rings per 30cm. Bay window curtain poles, both curved and angled, are also available in 25mm diameter.

Showing 25 mm and 16mm diameter Ball & Collar curtain poles
Relative sizes – 25 mm and 16mm diameter Ball & Collar curtain poles

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Showing the Stopper curtain pole finial in a Beeswax finish.
Stopper in Beeswax


Shown with a Beeswax finish.

Finial length 20 mm.

Extremely popular simple, rustic design.

Showing a plain ball finial curtain pole in a beeswax finish
Plain Ball in Beeswax

Plain Ball

Finial length: 40 mm.

Shown with a  Beeswax finish.

Best selling classic design for curtain poles and bay window poles. Suits both contemporary and traditional décor.

**Price Example**

This complete bespoke wrought iron curtain pole only £52 for any length up to 150cm  overall including finials, brackets, and 4 iron double hoop rings per 30cm of working pole length. Choose Black or Beeswax finish.

 Ball and Collar curtain pole in Pewter finish

Ball & Collar

Shown with a Pewter finish

Finial length: 50 mm (approx).

Ball and collar curtain pole in black

Ball & Collar (Black)

Shown with aTraditional Black finish.

Finial length: 50 mm (approx).

Flared Ball curtain pole

Flared Ball (Beeswax)

Finial Length: 50 mm (approx)

This is an unusual variation


round cage curtain poles in pewter finish

Round Cage

Shown with a Pewter finish.

Finial length: 80 mm (approx).

Nice alternative to other cage designs.

Button curtain poles in pewter


Shown with a Pewter finish.

Finial length: 6mm.

For a minimalist look and a solution where space is limited.

arrowhead curtain poles in beewax


Shown in Beeswax finish.

Finial Length approx 110 mm.

Better in Beeswax or Pewter.


cage and ball curtain poles in beeswax

Cage & Ball

Shown in Beeswax finish.

Finial length 190 mm.

ossian cage curtain poles in pewter

Ossian Cage

Shown in Pewter finish

Finial length 165 mm


French pole in Black

French Style

Length of returns (inside distance between pole and wall) can be specified from 100mm to 150mm.
The fixing plates’ dimensions are 100 x 40 mm (approx). The pole returns sit in  the centre of the bracket plates which gives 20mm from the edges of bracket plate to pole and screw hole centres.

Diagram to show how to measure
How to give measurements for French Poles


Double Poles

We can make these too, in various styles and bracket projections to suit.


Bay Window Curtain Poles

Bay window curtain poles are our speciality.

Years of experience makes all the difference…

Technically better…

If anyone can do it, we can! We can make bay poles from either solid bar or tube, simple and complex, multi-angled, curved or combination. As fully qualified Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineers, not just Blacksmiths or Farriers, we know what we’re doing.

Better looking poles…

For example, we can put a beautiful, uniform, non-contrasting, caramelised Beeswax finish on a pole made from tubing. Something less able competitors just can’t do! 

We’re cheaper: Why?

It’s basically down to efficient manufacturing methods. We make things properly, carefully and efficiently with the benefit of years of production experience. Also, unlike some, we don’t spend a fortune (in fact, nothing!) on professional branding and marketing so there’s none of those overheads to recover.  Please do compare our prices and quality.

We’ve made hundreds (maybe thousands) of superb quality, bespoke wrought iron bay window curtain poles for both angled and curved (bow) bay windows. As a result we have a wealth of experience, technical expertise and resources to make these using measurements supplied by the customer.

Never bent to a drawing chalked on the workshop floor, these custom made bay window curtain poles are properly designed and validated using AutoCAD.  This way an exact fit is assured that runs level and parallel to the walls of the bay. The result is a quality, well engineered, beautiful bay window curtain pole. One that works as it should at the best possible price.

What to expect…

  • The pole should keep the same offset around the bay and the distance from the walls should not vary. Variations in offset can be especially apparent in badly made curved bay curtain poles.
  • A bay window curtain pole should be flat without twisting out of plane between bends or along a curve.
  • Passing rings should not catch on the brackets or jump off the curtain pole, a common complaint of poorly designed poles.
  • The curtain pole should be properly supported and not sag at the corners . It should be stable and not twist when the curtains are moved along it.
  • The  bracket fixing plates should align properly.
  • The  pole should fit perfectly without the subsequent need for various modified brackets to be despatched.
  • And last but not least…No ridiculous price tag!

Hanging Curtains with Passing rings

The curtain heading tape usually has three rows of pockets and strings. With curtain tracks, the hooks are inserted into the bottom or middle row of pockets so that the curtain heading hides the track. However, for curtain poles the hooks should be inserted into the top row of pockets so that the curtain hangs below the pole. This is especially important when using Passing rings.

Passing rings should be attached to the curtain hooks inserted in the top pockets of the curtain header tape so that the curtain hangs below the rings.

Showing curtain below Passing rings
Passing rings work best when above the curtain

Available in two diameters…

Strong, elegant 16mm diameter solid bar

A bay window curtain pole formed from 16mm solid iron bar would use a five bracket passing ring system which ensures proper support so that the pole does not sag at the corners. Whilst being strong enough for any size bay, these allow closer bends and result in a  better, more elegant fit than can sometimes be achieved with larger diameters, especially for more complex bays. The refined look of the 16mm diameter poles is in constant demand and remains ever popular.

Mulit-bend Curtain pole for bay window with Round cage finials

 Contemporary, chunky & rigid  25mm diameter tubing

25mm diameter ceiling fix pole with Round cage finial in Pewter
25mm diameter ceiling fix pole with Round cage finial in Pewter

If you’re looking for larger curtain poles we can also make 25 mm  bay curtain poles  for both Angled and Curved bays. These are made from high quality thick wall tubing ( thicker quality than The Bradley Collection steel curtain poles).  Steel tubing is used as anything in solid bar above 16mm diameter could put excessive strain on wall and ceiling fixings due to the weight, and the heavier the pole, the more it will sag under it’s own weight.

The 25mm poles are available in the same finishes as the 16mm range. These are very strong and rigid poles which can span a greater distance than solid bar without extra support, so are often more suitable for ringless curtains too.

Showing a 25mm diameter Curved curtain pole with Ball & Collar finials.
25mm diameter Curved curtain pole with Ball & Collar finials.

If you need any advice we’re very happy to discuss. Either email us here  or just give us a call on 01386 700299.

Customer guidance measuring example
Specific measuring advice.

Showing how to find point on curved wall


Measuring for your Bay window curtain pole…

Scroll down and click on the appropriate drawing to select your bay window shape and follow the instructions for the required measurements.  There’s a calculator which will give you a very good idea of the cost too. Remember, these are just examples of the more common designs but we can make poles for just about any shape of bay with any number of bends.  We can also make curtain poles for ceiling fix too. Let us know if you have any particular requirements and we can let you know what measurements to take.

Please note: The 16mm bay window curtain poles have five brackets making them suitable for use with a single pair of curtains using passing rings. This design would not be suitable for a single pair of Tab-Top or Eyelet curtains as they could not cross the intermediate passing brackets.

Ask for our solutions for using TabTops and Eyelet curtains with your bay window.

Bay Window Shapes…

Click on the shape of your Bay window below

One bend bay window curtain poles linkTwo bend bay window curtain poles linkThree bend bay window curtain poles linkFour bend bay window curtain polesSix bend bay window curtain polesCurved or Bow bay window curtain polesCurved and straight bay window curtain poles

Guaranteed to fit?

Of course!  If you’ve provided accurate wall measurements and all relevant information, it’s no more than your entitlement that the pole fits properly.