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Norman and Underwood – a fantastic Leicester business

Normam and Underwood

Norman and Underwood is a truly amazing local company with an international reputation.

Founded in 1825, this family run business is world renowned for its sheet lead, produced using traditional sand cast methods used since Roman times.  The lead can be seen on some of the most famous buildings in Britain and abroad including Westminster Abbey, St Paul’s Cathedral, Hampton Court Palace and the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem.

Jon Castleman, who runs the business and is in the 7th generation of the family, showed me how the sheet lead is produced. I felt very proud that we have such an historic and special business here in Leicester.