Doors of the UK – Part 3

I have been diving deep into my archives to find a few more doors to post to share with the followers of Norm’s Thursday Doors. I managed to find some “old” doors from previous walking tours of the UK.

All of these doors were found in farms in various locations in England – Cumbria, Yorkshire and the Cotswolds. It is amazing how resilient the old wooden doors seem to be.

double door in archway cw
arch with double doors
door in archway cw
arch with single door
tithe barn cw
old tithe barn door

11 thoughts on “Doors of the UK – Part 3

    1. Thank you for your comments. The pointed arch is from a tithe barn. Since tithe barns were usually associated with churches, they may also have some of the same design features – such as gothic arches.

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      1. Yes. It was similar to paying taxes today. Farmers were supposed to give one tenth of their crops in support of the church. A tithe(s) are defined as the tenth part of agricultural produce or personal income set apart as an offering to God or for works of mercy. So the church needed a large barn to store all of the produce they collected.

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      2. We are talking about the Middle Ages here. The church likely kept the produce for their own purposes, and to feed the poor and the sick. I don’t know if there is anywhere in the world today where tithes are still paid (in the form of produce).

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      3. Yeah, I figured you were talking about the past.Just had not expected these remnants of the past would have been preserved:)
        Heard stories though from missionaries in very poor areas in Africa they paid their tithe in produce.

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