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Adel Church, Bronze Sanctuary Door Ring (Adel) (3 comments)
Colour imageDecember 1963. Close-up showing the fine workmanship of the bronze Sanctuary door ring on the door of the South Porch of Adel Church. It dates from the thirteenth century and is thought to have been made at York. The handle, incorporating a dog-like beast, is very similar to one seen at All Saints Church, Pavement, York. Adel Church is known to have had associations with Holy Trinity Priory of York, which in turn had connections with Marmountier to the South of Tours. It is thought that the skilled craftsman who made the ornamental door furniture ect. could have come from this region of France. The deal panelled door was replaced in 1879 and Architects, Adams and Kelly discovered a much older door concealed in the casing. This door had been turned around at some time as it bore marks in three places where the hinges had once been positioned. Old, rusty hinges were still in place.
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Adel Church, graveyard and South Porch (Adel)
Black & White imageUndated. View of Adel Church looking across the graveyard towards the South Porch. Built around 1150, the South Porch was added about 10 years later. It is considered one of the finest examples of Norman architecture in the country.
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Adel Church, South Porch (Adel)
Colour imageDecember 1963. A Christmas wreath decorates the door of the South porch of Adel Church. The roof of the porch has been given a protective covering in recent years. The elaborate carvings date from the Norman period and include representations of the four Evangelists. The arched doorway has clear examples of designs seen in Norman carving, Zig-Zags, cheverons, dog-tooth and beals. The door was remade in the nineteenth century (1879) and is copied from what was thought to be the original. The sanctuary ring was made in York C.1200.
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