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Dover Castle Keep Door Furniture

Dover Castle Keep Entrance Door Furniture

The Great Tower at Dover castle recently underwent a major restoration project. Many craftsmen were used to create accurate reproductions of 12th century objects and décor. Towards the end of the project the forge work was running behind schedule and I was approached by the manufacturers of the oak doors for the castle to take on some of the forge work to help bring the project in on time. We forged the hinges, bolts and latch for the main entrance door and much of the internal door furniture.

The designs were specified from detailed research of the Romanesque style of the time. The hinges were substantial and very ornate supporting heavy oak doors, they varied in length from 30” to 50”.

The doors are all colourful and the hinges very decorative. One of the doors is even clad in white leather.

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