Durham Sanctuary Door Knocker -D228-0919


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Product Description

Height 4½”
Width 3½”
Depth 1″

Antique Durham Sanctury Door Knocker

The knocker on the Cathedral’s northern door, known as the Sanctuary Knocker, played an important part in the Cathedral’s history.  Those who ‘had committed a great offence,’ such as murder in self-defense or breaking out of prison, could rap the knocker, and would be given 37 days of sanctuary within which they could try to reconcile with their enemies or plan their escape.

Excellent condition. A strike plate and fittings will be supplied.

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