Humility Door - St Botolph and St John The Baptist - Croxton Kerrial, Leicestershire
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB
N 52° 51.387 W 000° 45.656
30U E 650752 N 5858650
Quick Description: A humility door in the south porch of St Botolph and St John The Baptist's church, Croxton Kerrial.
Location: East Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 4/8/2019 2:31:16 PM
Waymark Code: WM10BND
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Janila
Views: 2

Long Description:
A 15th century humility door in the south porch of St Botolph and St John The Baptist's church, Croxton Kerrial - This is a door that is cut very low, so that all who enter in to the church and in to the presence of God must bow down.

"Before the reformation the church had been dedicated to St. Botolph but later, perhaps by an order in Council of Henry VIII, was changed to that of John the Baptist. A carved statue of the saint can be seen as you enter the church, which replaces a much earlier one.

No traces of an early building survive, but it is likely that the earliest part of the present building – the early English arches under the tower – were built around 1186-1200, during the Bishopric of St. Hugh.

There are stone seats inside the porch which are a reminder of the time when stone seating ran round the inside of churches for the relief of the old and infirm. Everyone else had to stand or kneel."

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Type of material of the door: Wood

Functional door?: Yes

Location of this door/way: On public property

Is it accessable only by paid admission": No

Style: Other

Address or physical location:
St Botolph and St John The Baptist Church Lane Croxton Kerrial, Leicestershire England NG32 1PZ


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