Thursday Doors

Thursday Doors local

Paradoxically, I live in a modern house in a conservation area called “Knighton Village”. Some of the houses at the top of the road are over a hundred years old and they have interesting doors.

This is at the end of the street, but there is no connection with EM Forster’s “Howards End”
Thank you note, below the miniature version of Durham Cathedral’s lion head knocker
I like the appearance of this simple, wooden door, with matching garden gate
Another lovely door, perfect for the conservation area
Beautiful colour, matching front door, portico, drainpipe and garage door.
This two-legged dragon is a new addition to the lilac-coloured door’s house roof. There are several dragons or “wyverns” perched on gables in the city. These monstrous creatures appear on the seal of Thomas of Lancaster, who used to be the Earl of Leicester.

By Dr Alfred Prunesquallor

Maverick doctor with 40 years experience, I reduced my NHS commitment in 2013. I am now enjoying being free lance, working where I am needed overseas. Now I am working in the UK helping with the current coronavirus pandemic.

3 replies on “Thursday Doors local”

I love the arched doors, especially the top one with the intricate glass panel. The narrow double doors and the door below them with the matching gate, are very similar to what we call Mission or Arts and Crafts style. It’s one of my favorite forms.


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