Thursday Doors – Hemel Hempstead Old Town


This is not the first door I’ve featured from our local Old Town, which has buildings dating back to the 1500’s. There was the mystery door at Number 28, and the wonderfully ornate door of St Mary’s Church.


This door, however, is from a residential building. I know it’s a private residence because, when we moved here and were looking for a house, it was on the market. Sadly it was a bit beyond what our budget could afford, but, on a recent walk through the Old Town, I thought I’d take a photo of the door as a reminder of what could have been. I l think the colour contrasts beautifully with the old red bricks and dark timbers, plus I enjoy the owl door knocker.


And here is a bonus view from the front of the property looking along the street – a lovely mix of old residences and shops.

This is my entry for this week’s Thursday Doors Challenge, courtesy of Norm 2.0. To see more doors or add one of your own, visit Norm’s site and click the link.

27 thoughts on “Thursday Doors – Hemel Hempstead Old Town

    1. It’s a great choice, isn’t it? Apparently my parents had a purple front door back in the early 70’s and were thought by their neighbours to be quite outrageous πŸ™‚ My white front door (it came with the house) seems quite boring in comparison.

      1. It really is. Mine is usually a hunter green (also came with the house), but lately seems to be covered in muddy child-sized hand prints for some reason.

      2. Hmmm, I wonder where they’ve come from?
        Hunter green sounds lovely, much nicer than plain old white (and mine isn’t lovely weather wood or anything). Might need to change πŸ™‚

  1. Purple and red are my two favourite colours, and they go together so well. I am planning to paint my front door purple this year, hope it turns out as well as this one. Lovely old buildings, Helen. 😊

      1. I look forward to seeing it on one of your Thursday Doors posts. After all, it’s a very special door, it’s the door to your home.

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