The priest’s side door of the church in Hunsingore. The header for this post gives a remote view of the church. (The name ‘Hunsingore’ really appeals to me, seems very romantic.) Hunsingore is a small village in the county of North Yorkshire. The church is very ‘Gothic’ but is not particularly old, 1868.
I love this shot, Stephen. I am often drawn to church doors. This one is a beauty.
🙂 – I would post many more but I prefer to pick those that are a little more novel than usual. In this case, the doorway is remarkably narrow – not something for Friar Tuck perhaps! 😉
Wow that church door is beautiful! I love old churches! Hugz Lisa and Bear
I’m very lucky, I’m surrounded by old churches, though I tend to concentrate on those with some Medieval roots. This Victorian church was locked so I wasn’t able to get a look at the stained glass, which can be an interesting demonstration of Victorian craftsmanship.
You must be a bit like me ! – our European travels had me (on the few occasions of my having the Nikon Coolpix in my hands) taking MANY photos of doors – but mostly castles. Old ones. Preferably ruined ones. 🙂
Hunsingore is a WONDERFUL name ! – have you looked up its … erhm … origins ?
It is quite rare for me to walk past a door of a church without photographing it, but I don’t tend to visit many Victorian churches, preferring those with some Medieval features – though most churches have come under the ‘revisionist’ hand of the Victorians.
origins? No, though it does appear in the Doomsday Book – apparently
The Lord in 1066 was Ligulf
The Lord in 1086 was Richard of Sourdeval
and the Tenant-in-Chief was Count Robert of Mortain.
… I’ll let your imagination weave a story behind that! 😉
All totally WONDERFUL ! I should like to know I’ll dream about it tonight …
Great door and a great capture of the door.
I dont’ think the door takes much in the way of direct sunlight, so there’s a bit of characterful colouration of the walls too.
I love the colours and textures of this. As you say, not one for Friar Tuck!
Nicely done, Stephen. 🙂
Lovely shot. A bit short and narrow that door, looks more likely the kids entrance!
They say we have become taller as our health/nutrition has improved, but this door is particularly narrow by the standards I’m used to in churches!
very evocative – just waiting for a story to be woven around it. I love old churches and old graveyards.
yes, evocative, something to weave a few words round,… if only as an incidental to a main narrative.
Old churches are a thing I’m into at the moment… not so much churchyards as such.