Sunday, 31 August 2014

Brougham Hall Door Knocker

A friend of mine has a photo gallery in a (being) restored 14th century Hall with a rather wonderful door knocker.  While the design of this door knocker may be very old, the object itself is rather more modern.

At some time the original door knocker was stolen and sold at auction!



You can find out about the Hall here.

I'm really busy at present - so comments from last week remain unanswered - it's nothing you have done, its more to do with the amount I have to do!  I will try and catch up as soon as possible.

Linking this post to I Heart Macro and Macro Monday 2.  

23 comments:

Marcia said...

There was a novel that my 4th graders would read called "A Lion to Guard Us" that featured a lion door knocker like that. The story took place in the 1600s in England and was a fictional account of children traveling to Jamestown to meet up with their father. They were on the boat that was shipwrecked. Anyway nice to know there was such a doorknocker.

TexWisGirl said...

it is pretty.

Irma said...

Hi Stewart,
I am also looking for a door knocker, these is very beautiful.

Arija said...

Cute, kittenish and mile.
Sleep first, comments later when convenient. Blogging is fun but life is definitely in first place.

Sylvia K said...

Love the door knocker!! Take care of yourself, get the rest you need and we'll all still be around, Stewart! Life is definitely in first place!!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

well...the replacement knocker is pretty cool too

Brian King said...

I like that! Nice work! I would never have known it's a replacement.

ruma said...

Hello.

Great photographing. Very sweet atmosphere.

Greetings and hugs.
From Japan, ruma❃

Terri said...

Interesting door knocker. Have a great week Stewart!

fredamans said...

Very interesting door knocker. Love how the lion head is green.

brucerustonblog said...

Nice shot very interesting door knocker, could do with one of these myself.

EG CameraGirl said...

I'd love to have this knocker on my door!

Life has a nasty way of getting in the way of fun. :) Hope you have more free time soon.

Montanagirl said...

That's a great door-knocker!

wolfsongc said...

That door knocker is fantastic! Great shots of it. I love the graffiti underneath as well.

ladyfi said...

What a cool-looking knocker!

Gunilla Bäck said...

It's beautiful! It looks old, like an original.

maryaustria said...

What a doornocker! That´s awesome!

Lee said...

Now that's a door knocker! Knock and fire bursts forth from its mouth!

adaisyisadaisy said...

Very interesting and unique.

Villrose said...

Very nice design! I always wanted a lion door knocker - only miss a house that fits....

Marie said...

Fascinating history of this beautiful Hall! I pulled up the site and read about it and then looked it up elsewhere as well (my hubby did that on his computer for me) Really interesting! Love the door knocker too! Hope you have a productive week and come back to commenting when you can. I know how life can get in the way of blogging sometimes. ( lol)

Laura said...

How fascinating this is to look upon! Thanks for sharing the love up-close with I Heart Macro Stewart:-)

Pat Tillett said...

Not only a great door knocker, but a great door as well! Art!