Thursday Doors – All in One

This week I have only a single photograph for Thursday Doors but it’s an all in one image. A friend of one of my sisters sent me this great shot of a door that has so much I like in it – an arch, a stone wall, a red door and even some wild flowers. So a big thank you to Rose Moore for your lovely contribution this week.

The photograph was taken in Belvoir Estate, County Clare, which is a Gothic Revival structure built around 1820.

Belvoir was an early 19th century house on the same site as an earlier building. It was the home of the Wilson family, valued at £32 in the mid 19th century. The house was burnt in 1888 when leased by the Wilson Lynches to Lady Loftus. It was not rebuilt though recorded as the seat of Maj. Wilson Lynch in 1894. Members of the Wilson Lynch family continued to live in the remaining wing until the mid 20th century. It is now a ruin. *

As always, thanks a million for stopping by the blog this week and if you’d like to see more Thursday Doors from around the world, carry on over to Norm’s blog.

You can see more photographs of Belvoir Estate on Buildings of Ireland website.

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About Jean Reinhardt

Author of 'A Pocket Full of Shells' an Amazon International best seller, Jean writes young adult and historical fiction. She has been known to shed a tear over Little House on the Prairie.
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25 Responses to Thursday Doors – All in One

  1. Sheree says:

    That’s a door with tales to tell!

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  2. Teresa says:

    Love the story of that door. Sorry to hear that they just left it in ruins.

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  3. Oh, I do like that one!

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  4. That’s a well-weathered door. It’s got a lot of character. I published a doors story today, a first for me.

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  5. Norm 2.0 says:

    That’s a beauty Jean. It was so nice of Rose to send it to you.

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  6. Quality, not quantity and you nailed it (so to speak) with this door, Jean.


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  7. Dan Antion says:

    Sometimes (like this time) a single door works really well.

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  8. £32! A bargain though at that time a fortune for most ‘ordinary’ people.

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  9. Ally Bean says:

    I wonder why the doorknob and lock are in the middle of the door? That’s rather different and cool. The color red of this door calls to me.

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    • jguenther5 says:

      There are various hypotheses regarding central doorknobs. Some attribute it to Palladian architecture, where symmetry is primary. My hypothesis is that if a door is wider than the length of your arm, as you swing it open, you must let go of the knob before the door is fully open, unless the knob is in the centre. Similarly for closing it, where you must grab the knob and step through the doorway. If the knob is near the jamb, it’s a bit awkward to reach.

      Any other ideas?

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  10. jguenther5 says:

    Hark! I hear a tiny voice! It’s saying, “ₚₐᵢₙₜ ₘₑ! ₚₐᵢₙₜ ₘₑ!”

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  11. slfinnell says:

    Visited the site and spent a few minutes viewing the map and seeing the wealth of historical ‘dot’s’ all over the area. Interesting.

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