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6. The South Door Entrance at St Mary’s Whaplode

An outer ‘bird cage’ door gains access to the main inner South Door. Much of the surrounding framework of the doors was added to the church in Tudor times when the church was widened to incorporate both south and north nave aisles between 1470 and 1530, however, the inside wooden parts of the doors, together with some of the metalwork, are original 12th-13th century, and were retained within the newly re-constructed doors. More recently, with alterations to the inside of the south porch to provide a sloping floor, accessibility has been made easier for persons with disabilities, and parents with small children and babies

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