Doors of the Cotswolds: Part Two — Thursday Doors

Bert and our driver from Stanton, Gloucestershire, admire one of the doors so typical of this lovely little town.

Bert and our driver from Stanton, Gloucestershire, admire the transom windows, iron bell, and door knocker of this original door.

If you thought all doors in the Cotswolds would be similar, you’d be mistaken.  And we stand mistaken.  We envisioned most of them as brown, heavy wooden structures, some with hand-forged hardware, some just plain.  But really we didn’t think much about Cotswolds doors until we saw them.  If there are a thousand doors, then there are a thousand styles.  And each is to be appreciated for its individuality.

Of course, one door we were most grateful to see was this one , a most sought-after door for tourists!

A welcome sight in the Cotswolds!

A welcome sight in the Cotswolds!

Want to see more doors today?  You’ll find them on Norm’s Thursday Doors.

And for our first round of Cotswold doors, click here.

About Oh, the Places We See

Met at University of Tennessee, been married for 47 years, and still passionate about travel whether we're volunteering with Habitat Global Village, combining work at Discovery with pleasure, or just seeing the world. Hope you'll join us as we try to see it all while we can!
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23 Responses to Doors of the Cotswolds: Part Two — Thursday Doors

  1. orangewayfarer says:

    I have a thing for walls, the doors are glamorous addition to them!

    • Thanks for taking a look — walls, doors, rooflines, chimneys — it’s all good, if you ask me. I just love architectural elements. Thanks for taking a look.

      • orangewayfarer says:

        🙂 while walking on the old Lanes of old Delhi I found the home of Ghalib, it’s spectacular difference from the immediate neighborhood marked up by the presence of a stoned wall. Probably it started from that. Your blog post is so beautiful!

  2. Lara says:

    I love the Cotswolds doors! So pretty.

    • We love doors everywhere. Just returned from Provence where we photographed even more pretty doors. Maybe they’re symbolic, or at least just historic. But we’ll keep posting. Thanks for the link.

  3. Amanda says:

    So lovely!! Hey, I just noticed you mentioned you met at UT! Cool!!! I’m a Tennessee gal. Never attended UT Knoxville, but went to their Pharmacy school in Memphis. We live in upper east TN about 2 hours NE from Knoxville, near the Bristol Race Track.

    • We love to see Tennesseans following our blog. We do have a great state, but it’s also fun to travel and see other places. We have good friends in Johnson City, and they’re always telling us that the area in which they live — close to you — is God’s Country! And we think it’s some of the prettiest anywhere in the state. Best wishes for a great summer and always safe travels.

      • Amanda says:

        Yeah, so I live in Piney Flats and grew up in Elizabethton. Johnson City is my neighbor. We call it the Tri Cities. It is lovely, but wanna see much more!

  4. You captured some handsome doors and wonderful hardware. Love the cottage door. 🙂

    • That cottage door is a favorite of mine, too. I love these doors but I was a bit cautious taking pictures. Wasn’t sure how homeowners felt about tourists snapping pics of their doors, but I suppose they’re used to it! Thanks for taking a look.

  5. Peggy visited Cotswold with her sister Jane a couple of years ago and loved it. I had her do a few blogs for me on her adventure. 🙂 Lovely doors. Thanks. –Curt

  6. Love the unique character of the houses and doors of the Cotswolds. Nice photos!

  7. ralietravels says:

    As I recall, many if not most of them are very low.

    • So right you are. In fact, I think I have a picture of Bert standing next to one of these squatty little doors. I guess they were made when people were smaller in stature than we are today. But I don’t know. Did hobbits live there?

  8. Thanks, Dawn. Once I started looking for doors, I couldn’t stop!

  9. ianbcross says:

    Well looked after, treated respectfully, these doors are great.

  10. dawnkinster says:

    I’ve always loved doors, and you’ve found so many unique ones to capture! Pretty darn cool!

  11. You’re so right! And we’re learning the word “toilet” in a variety of languages!

  12. Pit says:

    As to the last picture and it’s caption: a welcome sight not only in the Cotswolds. 😉

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