alfriston village church doors

Newly Acquired Church Doors

New church doors in the yard

A bit of news from our little corner of Sussex. The weather has started to warm up, and the old flint barn is slightly less freezing than a couple of months ago (although only slightly). We have recently acquired a pair of Church Doors from the Church of St. Michael and All Angels in Berwick.  These lovely arched oak doors date back to the 12th century, and are really stunning. You can see all of our Church doors here.

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Our latest reclaim, oak church doors from Berwick.

The Bloomsbury group of artists in Berwick

There is an interesting history attached to the Church of St Michael. In the 19th century, the church was decorated with extravagant murals and panel paintings by Duncan Grant and Vanessa Bell, two members of the Bloomsbury group of artists. These artists lived in the nearby village of Firle. Well worth a visit if you are in the area, it is a beautiful village, and gives a glimpse of old England. For more information have a look at this article on SalvoWeb.

In other news we have recently uploaded a whole new set of doors to the website. These doors have been freshly salvaged, so there is some really good stuff in their. We have a selection of 1930s doors, Georgian doors and the usual sprinkling of four panel Victorians.

Front door season is coming

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Alfriston Village last weekend.

As I mentioned before the weather is improving, and as spring starts to come in it’s time to think about replacing your front door! The winter can be tough on your home’s outer doors. All that rain and cold weather can cause a door to swell up or warp. This is bad news, and can mean that when the summer comes along, the door doesn’t quite fit like it used to. Fortunately we have an enormous stock of front doors, which are suitable for any period home. Take a look at our front door buying guide here. It has the best tips for door buying, whether you are a beginner, or a seasoned veteran.

If you are interested in buying a door, or you’re thinking about changing the doors in your home please don’t hesitate to get in touch. We are happy to help.