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IFFLEY'S WEST DOOR AND A PORTAL OF OLD DUNFERMLINE ABBEY

IFFLEY'S WEST DOOR AND A PORTAL OF OLD DUNFERMLINE ABBEY

Some of the best Norman work in England is to be seen in the West door of the church at Iffley (left), a Thames village now virtually a suburb of Oxford. The moulding over the arch represents apparently the signs of the Zodiac mingled with cherubim and flying lions. The church was built about 1160, probably by the Bishop of Lincoln, Robert de Cheney. Inside there is a contemporary font. has still the nave of the Norman church which David I put up in 1150, and this door (right) shows the kind of work that the influence of the conquerors of England was bringing to pass in Scotland at this date.

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