Doors- Wolvercote

photography by susan sheldon nolen of a door in Wolvercote VillageI love doors that make me feel unsteady on my feet. This one is sloping down to the right. I promise it’s not me after a trip to the lovely pub just down the road! I am so tempted to knock on these doors and beg for a cup of tea. Are the ceilings inside slanted also? Some of these cottages I have had the privilege of popping inside, and the walls, the floors do all slope! If you are bothered with sea sickness…don’t pop in after a lager or two! But what a lovely little door with its stained glass in the little village of Wolvercote. Interesting enough this is a village inside of a city! Wolvercote Village is actually in Oxford England. The village is listed in the Domesday Book of 1086 as Ulfgarcote, in English…ahem.. the Cottage of Woolgar; or Woolgar’s place. In a way it’s a  shame that the name had mutated to Wolvercote by 1185. I rather fancy Woolgar’s Place. It’s all very Harry Potter indeed!

About susan sheldon nolen

It’s rare to catch me without coffee, a form of camera, or my beloved wire fox terriers. I love the history, the art, and it’s a massive part of my life, as I either paint, write, or get interrupted by my dogs, reminding me of the real world. I hope you enjoy your time here. It’s such a privilege to have readers.
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4 Responses to Doors- Wolvercote

  1. y. prior says:

    can I reblog this on the door blog?

  2. y. prior says:

    oh my goodness – was laughing so hard with this ” it’s not me after a trip to the lovely pub just down the road…”

    and I agree – I like Woolgar’s Place a bit better – looks like a unique village. enjoyed this….

  3. Thanks Prior! That name is just so wonderful, Woolgar’s. You can imagine Dumbledore walking about such a village!

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