Thursday Doors – Former Glory

I thought I’d share another church door for this week’s Thursday Doors post. Unlike the delightful tiny gem featured last week, this is a large village church which feels a little neglected these days but which must have been quite magnificent centuries ago in its heyday.  Built, as so many of the local churches, during the 12th century, the building has suffered much damage during its long history, during the period of the Hundred Years War (14th to 15th century), the wars of religion in the 14th century and even a hurricane in 1816. Despite various restoration projects the building has been left feeling a little unloved and neglected.  I visited today in-between various drizzly rain showers. Without further ado I present the church of Saint Arthemy……….

Blanzac church 3

Blanzac church front door handle

Thanks as always to Norm Frampton for hosting this excellent challenge. To see more contributions please click here.

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24 Comments Add yours

  1. svtakeiteasy says:

    Amazing details, Jane!

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  2. I cannot even imagine the stories those stones could tell us. 🙂

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    1. Hi Judy! Yes it really has seen some things this church, a very turbulent 1,000 year history in what is now a very quiet village!

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  3. Gorgeous and excellent photos

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    1. Many thank Sherry Lynn!

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  4. Timothy Price says:

    Beautiful old church!

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    1. It is rather splendid Timothy but needs a bit of TLC inside.

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  5. Norm 2.0 says:

    That door is a beauty. I’m glad you gave us the close-ups because at first I wasn’t sure if it was wood or some old weathered metal.
    Merveilleux 😉

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    1. Merci Norm! The door is really ancient oak and iron studs, not sure if it’s as old as the church but it certainly looks it! 🙂

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  6. top notch quality – as always!

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    1. Thank you Herbert – you’re very kind! 🙂 🙂

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  7. I love these old doors, so much detail and workmanship. Nowadays they would just be a rectangular frame with no fancy bits, either to save costs or because we have forgotten how to do it. A great set Jane 😊

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    1. Many thanks James, much appreciated. Yes you’re right they’d probably be plastic double-glazed and hideous! They knew what they about in those days I think! 🙂

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  8. Beautywhizz says:

    Love the detail of the keyhole. The church still feels grand.

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    1. HI Beautywhizz – it still is a grand church really, most impressive from the outside that’s for sure!

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  9. superb shots, the moving in closer brilliant

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    1. Very many thanks Elusive Trope – much appreciated!

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  10. This is another case where WordPress needs a ‘love’ button. Like seems so inadequate. ღ

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    1. How very kind of you Tails! Really appreciate that! 🙂 🙂

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  11. Another winner, Jane, full of delightful details and character.

    janet

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    1. Many thanks Janet ! Really pleased you liked it 🙂

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  12. Such detail, Jane, right down to the door handle! Beautiful shots.

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    1. Many thanks Deb! Delighted you liked it!

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