Thursday Doors: Beverley (again)

After last week’s little tour of the village of Cherry Burton, we are back in the nearby market town of Beverley again for a few more interesting doors.

And none more interesting than this – North Bar, the last remaining of the medieval gates to the walled town. To give an idea of scale, you could easily step through that door within a door. Of course, they don’t close it at nights anymore. Just as well: the implications for traffic would be horrendous.

Just outside the North Bar there are a number of very grand old houses, with equally grand doors:

Thursday Doors 16 August 2018

Thursday Doors: Cherry Burton

Cherry Burton is a small village just outside Beverley, in East Yorkshire. My daughter and her family live there.

It’s far enough away from town to have something of a rural feel, although there are modern developments on either side of the road that runs through the centre of the village, where the oldest buildings, and most interesting doors, are to be found.

Any village with an ounce of self-respect needs a Village Hall:

The oldest residential buildings have a late Georgian/early Victorian feel to them:

Although there are some interesting exceptions:

And finally, for something completely different, here’s my son-in-law’s parents’ garden shed:

Thursday Doors 9 August 2018

Thursday Doors: Alençon

Only one door for your delectation this time. This is for various reasons, not the least of which is my own dumbness for thinking that Norm’s summer hiatus started this week rather than next.

However, I think it’s fair to say that it’s an absolute humdinger. This is the main entrance of the now abandoned, not-quite-derelict Hotel Grand Cerf (cerf = deer) in the town of Alençon, in Normandy.

They just don’t make them like this any more.

Thursday Doors 19 July 2018

Thursday Doors: Villandry

Adjacent to the mightily impressive Chateau de Villandry, in the Loire Valley, are the petrified caves (‘grottes’), which have been a local tourist attraction for many years (not recommended for claustrophobes though).

The current visitor centre is comparatively modern, but there remain a few vestiges from earlier years, including these various doors:

Thursday Doors 12 July 2018

Thursday Doors: Nouic (3)

A final instalment of doors from the neighbouring village of Nouic.

One can only hazard a guess as to the original purpose of the small building with the green door:

More double doors that have seen better days:

But don’t get the impression that all the doors in Nouic are falling apart:

Even if it does seem to be the exception rather than the rule:

Door of the week? This one, probably:

Thursday Doors 5 July 2018

Thursday Doors: Nouic Gates

As promised, this week a selection of gates from the nearby village of Nouic.

A little poignant, this first one. That car has been sitting behind those rusting gates since before we moved to this area almost six years ago.

Next, two nicely matched gates from another empty house – although this one has just been occupied again.

A similar, if rather plainer, gate from just along the road:

And finally, two rather grander sets of gates from the area around the church:

Thursday Doors 28 June 2018

Thursday Doors: Nouic (2)

Another selection of doors from just down the road in the village of Nouic. These first two examples illustrate how a little bit of TLC can rejuvenate a not so much tired as absolutely knackered old building:

And while the doors are coming in sets of two, here’s another example:

Yet another set of two for your delectation (if you count the little green one on the left):

But tat’s always better, isn’t it?

Although I think this is my favourite from this week’s selection – a set of former pigsties:

Next week, just for a change, how about some gates?

Thursday Doors 21 June 2018