Solo knobs

Knobs are usually found on their own, so there are a lot of solo knobs here, along with a couple of matching knob and knocker sets

We’ll start with this chunky brass lion, sent to me by my friend Leonie who spotted him in Ely, Cambridgeshire. Eagle-eyed knob-lovers might spot that he is similar but not identical to one of the pairs shared in the last post

one of the London pair

This is a lovely shape, from Diss, Norfolk

A subtle pattern on this one from Southwold, Suffolk


I love the intricacies of this one, found in London

I would say that this rather impressive knob in Leicester was more Arts and Crafts in style than Art Nouveau

Leicester is full of knobs, here’s another example

The door handle on the former grammar school in Daventry, Northamptonshire

How about a matching set?

These were from Kilsby, Northamptonshire

These were from Diss, Norfolk

And this set from Brinklow, Warwickshire

Nice pair

So far we’ve had a fair number of knockers but not so many knobs. To remedy this I am going to have a couple of posts with some knobs, this one has pairs and the next will be single knobs.

Both of these pairs of knobs were found on the same street in London.

From Leicester, possibly a former bank

Sometimes it is hard to know if they are knobs, knockers or handles!

On a visit to Wells, Somerset this summer I saw a couple of knockers on adjacent properties. The house are very close to the cathedral and the identical knockers have been given very different treatments. I am not sure which I prefer, both are appealing.

Part of a terrace of 5 or 6 fairly substantial but slightly different houses (possibly Georgian) only the last two have these knockers. The others are dull and generic in comparison. Did all the houses have them once, I wonder? Were the occupants connected to the cathedral, or maybe the builder just bought a job lot, I will never know.

These are a fine pair from Woodstock, Oxon

This very ornate pair were in the vicinity of the Guildhall, London

And finally if you are a fan of The Labyrinth my friend Mark alerted me to these. If you are feeling rich you can buy them from the link below but sadly I don’t think they will talk like the originals.