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Sanctuary Knocker at St Anne’s Church Baslow

Baslow Santuary Knocker Baslow Santuary Knocker
On the door is a sanctuary knocker – fugitives from justice would take hold of this and beg for entry into the church around the Middle Ages, they would then be safe from capture for as long as they stayed within the sanctuary of the church and the church bell would have been rung to warn the people of Baslow that the fugitive was within.
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