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Britains oldest doors

The Uk's Oldest Doors?

St Peter's Church is situated in Old WokingSurreyEngland and is recorded in the Domesday Book, it apparently also has the third oldest surviving door in the British Islesa and it is also the oldest door in Surrey.

The west door survives from the original Norman church.

Originally in the west front of the church, it now opens into a porch formed by the base of the tower.

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                               Norman Door at St Peter's Church

It is the oldest door in Surrey and probably the third oldest in the country having been dated by dendrochronology to the reign of Henry I of England.

The four oak planks making up the door may have come from a single tree which was over 270 years old when it was felled, this at the very least proves that wooden doors will outlast any other material, pvc, composite or steel.

It was Jane Geddes of the University of Aberdeen that identified the door as one of only five picture doors in the country and the ironwork as medieval.

Follow the link for more at Wikipedia.,_Old_Woking