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19 March 2013

See 'Britain's oldest door'

Deep within the Westminster Abbey complex, on the right hand side as you enter the Chapter House, is a door which the keepers of the Abbey claim is the oldest in Britain, installed when Edward the Confessor built Westminster Abbey around 1050.


We are told that the door is made from a single tree, and its rings suggest it grew between AD 924 and 1030, making it a physical link to the oak forests which grew in the vicinity of London in days before the Norman Conquest.

For more, see http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/4743899.stm

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