Left: The south door. Right: The choir door. The strapwork of these doors at Bangor Cathedral is elaborately designed. The listing text for the Cathedral mentions the "boarded doors and strapwork hinges" of the south-west entrance, and describes the west entrance as having "similarly boarded doors." The designs on the doors are not unalike, although the choir door is simpler. Both are in good repair. It seems likely that they were made to Sir George Gilbert Scott's designs.

Left: The north door is more elaborate, with its victory wreath recalling the crown of thorns but with flowers. But, again, it has the kind of scrollwork found on the two doors shown above, especially the south door. Right: The west door. The ironwork on this door, in the old west tower, is quite different in style from the others, with less scrolling. It might well predate them, and have been restored or simply reused by Scott.

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