NZ2742 : Sanctuary Knocker

taken 13 years ago, near to Durham, County Durham, Great Britain

Sanctuary Knocker
Sanctuary Knocker
Fugitives from justice could claim sanctuary in Durham Cathedral by banging on the door to alert the watchmen. They were allowed 37 days to sort out their affairs, after which time they had to surrender themselves or leave the country via the designated port of Hartlepool.

This is a replica, the original of which can be seen in the cathedral's Treasury, along with other ancient objects.

Despite its appearance to modern eyes, the knocker depicts a lion's head.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 29 August, 2006   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 30 August, 2006
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Architectural detail > Door knocker   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 273 421 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:46.3849N 1:34.6292W
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