Sunday, 26 June 2011

Monday Doorways, Chipping Campden

 
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One of the many lovely houses and its frontdoors in Chipping Campden, Cotswolds, Great Britain.
As the name suggests ("Chipping" means market or market place from the old English "Ceping"). Chipping Campden was one of the most important of the medieval wool towns and famous throughout Europe. This legacy of fame and prosperity is everything that give the town its character.

Campden was already established in the 7th century and derives its name from the Saxon "Campa-denu" or "Campadene", meaning a valley with fields or enclosures of cultivated land.

Chipping Campden's church, St. James, at the north end of the town, is perhaps, the finest 'wool' church in the Cotswolds, with a magnificent 120ft (36 metre) tower and a very spacious interior. The church is famed for having one of the oldest altar tapestries (pre-reformation) and largest brass in England.






 
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Inspired by a post by Eric Tenin of a Parisian doorway, «Louis» began posting on Mondays photos he had taken of doorways in Paris.To participate click on the logo in the sidebar or on
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Detail of the frontdoor.

11 comments:

Ann Somerset Miles said...

Just discovered your blog - superb photos. I must read back to learn more. Ann (from near Shipston on Stour)

Dina said...

It's a charming door. And I love learning all the word origins.

Louis la Vache said...

hee hee... You are first up with Monday Doorways! «Louis» will post the meme at 0901 hrs central Europe time Monday. We can back-link it then.

Miss_Yves said...

c'est très joli et très intéressant...

Kay said...

We were in the Cotswold such a long time ago. Looking at your photos make me want to go back again.

PATUCAWARRIOR said...

I am fascinated by old wood doors...

Vicki Lane said...

Such a beautiful cottage -- in a beautiful village.

artswebshow.com said...

It's great, hisdtory on every doorstep. a fantastic idea. we brits are so lucky in this respect that we hold onto a celebrate our heritage

Rosey said...

My sister, who is a great photographer, looks for doors with all the classiness of this one, just because of their focal interest.
I miss door knockers...the grand doorbell has almost put them out of existence!

ladyfi said...

I do love these old stone cottages.

Patty said...

Lovely photo of the front door. Hope all is well with you and family. We're about the same here. My leg looks a lot better than it did last week.