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Re: 'Knobs and knockers'
« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2016, 15:55:00 »
I quite agree as I've seen dozens, usually on housing of note (not your standard two-up, two-down terrace house. However, these are dogs heads (possibly mastiffs?) as opposed to lions with other dog similar type decoration, all of the same period, around the church.

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'Knobs and knockers'
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2016, 10:14:48 »
Not sure where this should go, but thought there are a lot of interesting designs out there that form an historic study of their own?

I came across this on the west end door of a church recently. There is a pair, one on each door, with other detail around the church relating to dogs. They may have been part of the Victorian restoration as the big house adjoining the south side of the church was owned by Thomas Willement (1786-1871) from about 1845, where both church and house were badly neglected. He was an artist who pioneered the revival of stained-glass painting in England and was a highly respected genealogist.

 

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