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Cloister Door, Kirkstall Abbey, postcard

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Cloister Door, Kirkstall Abbey, postcard
Description:
Undated. Postcard view of Kirkstall Abbey showing an ornately carved wooden door which led from the cellarium to the cloister. Though the door bears a date of 1152 it was a 19th century addtion to the Abbey. It was later removed to prevent damage.

User Comments:

Name:
Graham A. Schofield

Comment:
This image begs the question:- "Was this a copy of a much earlier door, or is it something dreamt up in the mind of some well intentioned 'Victorian Worthy'? I might be wrong, but there are aspects in the design that do not seem to lend themselves to the mid -12 century. When was this door removed? But more to the point, where was it taken to? Does it still exist, and if so, where is it now?

Date:
31-May-2011

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GrahamScho@AOL.com

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Name:
Brenda Scott nee Johnson

Comment:
As the description states that this was a 19th century addition to the Abbey I think Graham is quite correct in assuming it's not genuine. I should imagine the most obvious place to safely store it, yet have iton display to the public, would be across the road in the Abbey Museum. Anyone know?

Date:
04-Dec-2013

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