D028-1118-Durham Sanctuary Door, Door Knocker

£130.00

1 in stock

Product Description

Height 7¼”
Width 2″
Depth 1″

Antique Durham Sanctuary Door, Door Knocker.

A finely detailed door knocker showing Durham Cathedrals northern door. The door has the infamous ‘Sanctuary’ door knocker on it. In medieval times those who ‘had committed a great offence’ such as murder in self defence for example could rap the knocker, and  would be given 37 days sanctuary in the cathedral.