Thumb latches feature a decorative handle on the exterior of the door, equipped with a thumb-shaped lever. Pressing this lever lifts an arm on the opposite side of the door, releasing the latch. The latch arm typically includes a small knob for convenient operation from the inside, and some models also come with interior locking pins for added privacy. Originating in Suffolk centuries ago, thumb latches gained popularity throughout the UK, especially in rustic settings, making them a charming addition to period properties. Explore our diverse selection of styles and finishes below to find the perfect match for your space.