A door inside an arch, inside an arch!

Multiple arches at All Saints Church, St Ives (Cambridgeshire)

 

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A walled up doorway with a walled up doorway with a door in it. Changes in use and layout of the church over many years has created this rather odd effect.

The large round-headed arch is thought to have been access from the current chancel to a small north chapel. At some point the arch was largely walled up with the insertion of the smaller pointed arch probably with a door in the new wall and the former north chapel was converted for use as a vestry. When the new vestry was built the old one was demolished and the final existing door in the smaller opening was constructed. The exisitng wooden door is now fixed permanently closed, one wonders why they left the door?

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