South Door

The entrance to St Nicholas Church, Barfreston, Kent - listed as one of the hidden gems of Norman architecture in possibly all of the UK.

It's a small church, about 50 ft from east to west. It's thought to have been founded in the late 11th century by a Norman knight Hugo de Port, and remodelled about 1180 with the addition of over 100 carvings, some of which can be seen in the archway over the door.

It is also a fully functioning church, not a museum.
Certainly tells a story. Nice capture
posted January 3rd, 2018  
Wonderful carvings, both in the stone and on the wooden door
posted January 3rd, 2018  
Striking entrance and impressive architecture.
posted January 3rd, 2018  
Beautiful door and architecture.
posted January 3rd, 2018  
Just love these old doors! So much character
posted January 3rd, 2018  
I love old doors! Thank you for sharing.
posted January 3rd, 2018  
Great looking door, lovely capture
posted January 3rd, 2018  
A beautiful door and doorframe.
posted January 3rd, 2018  
Wonderful door and surrounds.
posted January 3rd, 2018  
All the detail that still remains, and all the meaning in the figures above the doorway, just amazing. Lovely capture of this church and what a beautiful image for the word of the day.
posted January 3rd, 2018  
What an interesting door. It just begs to be opened.
posted January 3rd, 2018  
Wonderful details!
posted January 3rd, 2018  
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Glad it is still functioning as a church. Beautiful details.
posted January 3rd, 2018  
Fantastic door...fav!
posted January 3rd, 2018  
A visit added to my "to do" list. Lovely detail.
posted January 3rd, 2018  
love it.
posted January 3rd, 2018  
A beautiful old door, lovely ironwork and stonework.Fav!! 😀
posted January 3rd, 2018  
A work of art!
posted January 3rd, 2018  
How lovely - an to an Aussie it is just mind-boggling that it is 1000 years old and still being used!
posted January 3rd, 2018  
The detail on the door and the archway is amazing! Great shot.
posted January 3rd, 2018  
So beautiful ... love the wrought iron work on the door ... :)
posted January 3rd, 2018  
Amazing craftsmanship, a stunning door
posted January 3rd, 2018  
Great shot, great architecture, great history!
posted January 3rd, 2018  
Great shot and details.
posted January 4th, 2018  
Such amazing carvings and I love the ironwork on the door! 🙂
posted January 5th, 2018  
A door to a magic kingdom
posted January 5th, 2018  
What amazing history you gave to go with this awesome shot.
Thank you - I love hearing the history of your area.
posted January 7th, 2018  
Wonderful detail and textures and interesting commentary.
posted January 9th, 2018  
What an amazing door. Thank you for the explanation too!
posted January 9th, 2018  
Wonderful door and excellent photo.
posted January 11th, 2018  
Beautiful
posted January 16th, 2018  
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