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Regrettably we are unable to respond to individual ancestral enquiries about family members who had been Wheelwrights or about the craft of Wheelwrights in general for we have never held records. If however you wish to find a current working wheelwright please see below.

Working Wheelwrights

This list is a result of a questionnaire circulated to all known wheelwrights in 2009. In compiling the list The Worshipful Company of Wheelwrights ("the Company") has made every endeavour to include reference to bona-fide wheelwrights in the United Kingdom.

It is appreciated that wheelwrights retire and new practitioners enter the craft. Some on the list are fully employed in the craft and can undertake all types of work whilst others have limited areas.

The Company cannot guarantee that it has included every wheelwright, and the Company accepts no liability to any wheelwright or any third party howsoever arising from any failure to include such a wheelwright. The omission of any wheelwright does not denote that the wheelwright is not worthy of inclusion. The Company apologises to any wheelwright who considers that he or she has been overlooked and will, if advised, add them to the list.

The Company reserves the right to include, or not include, any wheelwright in the list, and accepts no claim consequence or assertion arising from any inclusion or non-inclusion. The Company is under no obligation to provide any justification to any wheelwright concerned or to a third party for inclusion or non-inclusion.

While the Company has tried to ensure the accuracy of this list, the Company cannot accept any responsibility for any error, misstatement or mistakes.

The inclusion, or exclusion, of any wheelwright denotes no comment, guarantee or inference on the part of the Company on the quality of the wheelwright's work in any manner whatsoever.

Wheelwrighting Today

As the name suggests Wheelwrights make and repair all types of wooden wheels and the vehicles they go on including Carts, Carriages, Veteran Motor Cars, Hand Carts, Wagons, Drays, Trollies, Romany Caravans, Traction Engine Living Wagons, Bicycles, Artillery Pieces, Wheelbarrows, Traps and Wagonettes. Most also forge out iron work for the vehicles and make Iron Gates and Railings.

Some also make and supply Mill Parts for Mill Wrights and private individuals, bespoke furniture (mostly oak tables), make and erect Oak road side finger posts and Ash framing parts to pattern for motor car bodies. One supplies and fits solid rubber tyres for Carriage wheels and Victorian Motor Cars.

As traditional wheelwrights most of their wheels are made from English hard woods with Elm Hub, Oak Spokes and Ash Felloes. However wheels for specialist applications have been made from different timbers. Elm is used for the hub because it is exceptionally hard to split, an attribute that is necessary because of all the mortices made in it for the spokes and also the hole for the box (The bearing that the axle runs in). The Spokes are made from Oak because of its exceptional strength under compression and the Felloes are made from Ash because of its flexibility and also its ability to absorb shock.

They try to keep a good selection of timber in stock as timber yards don't hold the woods that are used by wheelwrights. Planning ahead is necessary for timber dries naturally at the rate of an inch a year plus a year in thickness i.e. a 3 inch thick plank has to be in stock for 4 years before it can be used. In some instances and especially for special applications timber is brought in to the workshop and the moisture content “pushed” down to the required level

 

 

Yeomen to the Company and Working Wheelwrights

Andrews, Douglas
Wheelwrights, Nettlesworth Lane, Vines Cross, Heathfield, Sussex, TN21 9AS
Tel: 01435 810166 Fax: 01435 810166
E-Mail: woodenwheels@btinternet.com
Website: http://dougandrewswheelwright.co.uk/

Brisley, Tim
405 Hythe Road, Willesborough, Ashford, Kent, TN24 0QQ
Tel: 01233 623451
E-Mail: oldcrock@btconnect.com

Gregson, Phillip
Wood End Nurseries, Boltons Cop, Banks, Lancs, PR9 8EL
Tel: 01704 212236
E-Mail: Phillgregson@hotmail.co.uk
Website: http://www.wheelwrighting.co.uk

Holder, Philip
Long Lane, Telford, Shropshire, TF6 6HD
Tel: 01952 242495
E-Mail: philip@wellingtoncarriageco.co.uk
Website: http://www.wellingtoncarriageco.co.uk

Horler, Mike
Radford Farm, Radford, Timsbury, Bath, BA2 0QF
Tel: 01761 470694

Rowland, Mike
Wheelwright, 1 Wheelers Yard, Colyton, Devon, EX24 6DT
Tel: 01297 552562
E-Mail: enquiries@wheelwright.org.uk
Website: http://www.wheelwright.org.uk

Small, Peter J
Wheelwright, The Forge, Whisby Road, Doddington, Lincoln, LN6 4RT
Tel: 01522 500323

Sullivan, Martin P
PO Box 1002, Millicent Natural History Museum, South Australia, 5280, Australia
E-Mail: martin@sashwindowservice.com

 

 

Working Wheelwrights

Ansell T. J.
Croft-an-Carne, Higher Lane, Ashton, Helston, Cornwall, TR13 9RZ
Tel: 01736 763849
E-Mail: wheel4right@yahoo.co.uk

Arnold, Mark
Hatch Court, Loddiswell, Kingsbridge, Devon, TQ7 4AJ
Tel: 01548 550220 Fax: 01548 550322
E-Mail: wheelwri.phpark@gmail.com

Ball, Andrew
see Gloucester Wheel and Carriage Co,

Beesley, Harry
Dubdale Wharf, Kibworth, Leicestershire, LE8 0XA
Email: jboag@cwf.org

Boag, John (Honorary Freeman)
The Deane Shop, Prince George Street, Colonial Williamsburg, Williamsburg, Virginia U.S.A. VA 23185
Tel: 01162 792366

Broadbent, Mark
see Fenix Carriages,

Brownlees, Phillip
Kyre Garden, Kyre, Tenbury Wells, Worcestershire, WR15 8RW
Tel: 01885 410454
E-Mail: phillbrownlees@btinternet.com

Carey, Richard
Parish Farm, Hope, Battle, East Sussex, TN33 9HS
Tel: 01424 892051

Cooper, Anthony David
Lyvers Farm, East Grimstead, Salisbury, Wilts, SP5 3RX
Tel: 01722 712709

Croford Coachbuilders
405 Hythe Road, Willesborough, Ashford, Kent, TN24 0QQ
Tel: 01233 623451
E-Mail: oldcrock@btconnect.com

Crouch, Edward
see Croford Coachbuilders

Davies, Michael
Llangyfrwys Hundred House, Llandrindod Wells, Powys, LD1 5RR
Tel: 01982 570341
E-Mail: llangyfrwys@hotmail.com

Dean, John
15 Bond Street, Syke, Rochdale, OL1 9SU
Tel: 01706 524747
E-Mail: jjdean@talktalk.net

Fairbourne Carriages Ltd
The Oast House, Fairbourne Mill, Harrietsham, Kent, ME17 1LQ
Tel: 01622 859502 Fax: 01622 850773
E-Mail: mail@fairbournecarriages.com
Website: http://www.fairbournecarriages.com

Fenix Carriages
Higher Hill Farm, Clayhidon, Culhampton, Devon, EX15 3TW
Tel: 01823 652600
E-Mail: enquiries@fenixcarriages.co.uk
Website: http://www.fenixcarriages.co.uk

Frost, Norman
Cae Hen, Llanfairtalhaiam, Abergele, North Wales, LL22 9RB
Tel: 01745 720471
E-Mail: norman@cae-hen-collection.co.uk
Website: http://www.cae-hen-collection.co.uk

G.J. Garner & Son (GARNERS)
The Tool Shed, Dean Hill Park, West Dean, Wiltshire, SP5 1ET
Tel: 01794 342179
E-Mail: daniel@gjgarner.co.uk 
Website: http://www.gjgarner.co.uk

Garner, Daniel
see Garner G J and Son

Gloucester Wheel and Carriage Co
Weavers Workshops, The Street, Uley, Glos, GL11 5TB
Tel: 01453 860866
E-Mail: fivestringandy@yahoo.co.uk
Website: http://www.gloswheelcarriage.co.uk

Gosset, Wayne
The Bungalow, Lower Cotburn, Turriff, Aberdeenshire, AB53 5UG
Tel: 01888 551781
E-Mail: info@gossetsofscotland.com
Website: http://www.gossetsofscotland.com

Graham, Gavin
Woodbine Cottage, Budleigh Hill, East Budleigh, Devon, EX9 7DT
Tel: 01395 443030
E-Mail: brigitte@canecorner.fsnet.co.uk

Grant, Ian
The Workshop, North Callange Farm, Pitscottie, Fife, Scotland, KY15 5TU
Tel: 07875 428449
E-Mail: info@fifewheelwrights.co.uk
Website: http://www.fifewheelwrights.co.uk

Hartland Carriages
Great Steeds Farm, Copsdale Rood, Maple Hurst, Near Horsham, West Sussex, RG13 6QY
Tel: 01403 730244 Fax: 01403 733893
E-Mail: hartlandcarriage@aol.com
Website: http://www.hartlandcarriages.co.uk

Hurford, Robert (Liveryman)
The Old Mill, Hill Farrance, Taunton, Somerset, TA4 1AW
Tel: 01823 461397
E-Mail: roberthurford@tiscali.co.uk
Website: http://www.chariotmaker.co.uk

King, Charles D
Wheelwrights, Elm Cottage, Marsh Lane, Stoke Mandeville, Bucks, HP22 5UZ
Tel: 07932 515711

Kington Carriages
Golf Links Farm, Bradnor, Kington, Herefordshire, HR5 3RE
Tel: 01544 239091
E-Mail: steveibean@btinternet.com
Website: http://www.thewheelwright.co.uk

Kyre Workhorse and Wheelwright Centre
The Old School House, Stoke Bliss, Tenbury Wells, Worcestershire, WR15 8RS
Tel: 01885 410353
E-Mail: countryproducts@btconnect.com

Lambert-Gorwyn, Daniel
Wheelwrights, Nettlesworth Lane, Vines Cross, Heathfield, East Sussex, TN21 9AS
Tel: 01435 830 776 Fax: 01435 830 776
E-Mail: woodenwheels@tiscali.co.uk

Larkin, E
1 Cross Lane, Moira Road, Lisburn, Northern Ireland, BT28 2TH
Tel: 02892 621184
E-Mail: elarkin@carriages66.fsnet.co.uk
Website: http://www.elarkincarriages.website.orange.co.uk

Lisle. Andrew de
see John Boag

Lowe. Stephen
see Kington Carriages

Lyons, Nick
Burnells Farm, East Ruston, Norfolk, NR12 9JP
Tel: 01692 583405
E-Mail: burnells.farm5@btinternet.com
Website: http://www.nicklyonsnorfolk.co.uk

Mike Rowland and Son
Wheelwright, 1 Wheelers Yard, Colyton, Devon, EX24 6DT
Tel: 01297 552562
E-Mail: enquiries@wheelwright.org.uk
Website: http://www.wheelwright.org.uk

Ousbey, Rodney
see Ousbey's Carriages and Ousbey's Harness Room,

Ousbey's Carriages and Ousbey's Harness Room
Ormond Lodge, Newbold-on-Stour, Stratford-on-Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 8TS
Tel: 01789 450351
E-Mail: rod@ousbeys.co.uk
Website: http://www.ousbeys.co.uk

Paulus, Alan JP
24 Garnault Road. Enfield, London EN1 4RS
Tel: 0208 3677062
E-mail: atp59@hotmail.co.uk

Randall, Russell & Christopher
1 Charity Farmhouse, Litton Cheney, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 9AP
Tel: 01308 482224

Rees, Eurwyn
St. Fagans Natural History Museum, Cardiff CF5 6XB
Tel: 02920 573481
E-mail: eurwyn.rees@museumwales.ac.uk

Roberts, Graham
6 Manor Road, East Leake, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE12 6QW
Tel: 01509 820102
E-Mail: g.roberts530@ntlworld.com

Robinson, Ron
see Kyre Workhorse and Wheelwright Centre

Rowland, Greg (Liveryman)
see Mike Rowland and Son

Rowley, Roger
Oak Tree View, Hill Farm, Northwood Lane, Bewdley, DY12 1AT
Tel: 01299 409395

Shaw, Anthony
2 The Lodge, Hard Lane, Kiveton Park, Sheffield, S26 6RP
Tel: 01909 772314
E-Mail: katrinajshaw@aol.com

Taylor, David
Perliwinide, New Ground, St Helene Island, South Atlantic Ocean,
E-Mail: taylors@cwimail.sh

Thinford Saddlery
Thinford, Durham, DH6 5JZ
Tel: 01388 814391
E-Mail: info@thinfoldsaddlery.com

Thomas, Jonathan D
138 High Street, Delabole, Cornwall, PL33 9AJ
Tel: 01840 213362
E-Mail: jonathan@creative-wood.co.uk
Website: http://www.creative-wood.co.uk

Thompson, Joe
see Thinford Saddlery

Thomson P
Laburnham House, Bridge Street, Warworth, Northumberland , NE65 0XA
Tel: 01665 711137

Tiplady, Jon
4 Top Street, Martlesham, Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP12 4RB
Tel: 01394 383037
E-Mail: jon@suffolkwheelwright.co.uk
Website: http://www.suffolkwheelwright.co.uk

Wellington Carriage Co
Long Lane, Telford, Shropshire, TF6 6HD
Tel: 01952 242495
E-Mail: philip@wellingtoncarriageco.co.uk
Website: http://www.wellingtoncarriageco.co.uk

Wheelwright ,Barry and Richard
see Wheelwright B and Son

Wheelwright B & Son
143 Hollywood Lane, Hollywood, Nr. Birmingham , B47 5QJ
Tel: 01214 307102

Whitehead, Andrew
see Whitehead LJ and Son

Whitehead, L J and Son
The Joinery Shop, Bridgnorth Road, Middleton, Ludlow, Shropshire, SY8 2DY
Tel: 01588 672928
E-Mail: exburymail@yahoo.co.uk

Wood, Duncan
see Fairbourne Carriages Ltd,

Wood, Terry
Camden House, Abbots Drove, Canada Road, Southampton, SO51 6DE
Tel: 01794 517285

Wright, Mike
Acton Scott Working Farm, Wenlock Lodge, Acton Scott, Church Stretton, Shropshire , SY6 6QN
Tel: 01694 781306
E-Mail: acton-scott-museum@shropshire.gov.uk
Website: http://www.actonscott.com

Zelesnikar, Paul
See John Boag

The Company acknowledge the assistance of Heavy Horse World magazine in the production of this listing.