How many of these Faversham doors can you identify? Faversham Life’s Lisa Valder took a stroll around the town and photographed the ancient and modern, the imposing and the unassuming
Words Amicia de Moubray, Posy Gentles Photographs Lisa Valder
Who will be the next incumbent to own these elaborately glazed doors framed by elegant thin pilasters?
Once an important staging post, The Ship Inn is now residential. It dates in part from the 15th century.
Teal paint and an ornate grill
Famed for our pubs, this door will be familiar to many
A fine classical door surround with a handsome pediment.
A glimpse through the back door
A marvellous set of old wooden double doors
A studded wooden door in the Tudorbethan style
A fine pair of wooden doors. One can but admire the practicality of the vertical letterbox in the more recent door and the handsome iron hinges
The ancient and the old side by side in this charming red house
A door in need of attention but a fabulous blue nonetheless
This double door is to be repainted. Note the vermiculated keystone and quoins on either side of the door
Is this the oldest door in Faversham?
A pretty set of glazed doors in the regency style
Befittingly ostentatious for the country’s oldest brewery
An august classical portico. The eccentric capitals are a winning amalgam of Corinthian and Ionic captials
A classically simple white-painted portico with a handsome fanlight
A sturdy old wooden door
Unpainted and gleaming with age
An ornate setting for this door – possibly a later addition
The fanlight is rather more elegant than the doors which were probably changed
A solid door, now slightly crooked in its elegant frame
For those of us who remember the much-lamented Ruby Shoes
Simple and fine