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Scalloped door knocker (This would be better than the Scottish man in a kilt playing the bag pipes door knocker that was here when we bought the house! ~M)

Detail of the "Shell House". Location of Shell Cottage is Outskirts of Tinworth, Cornwall, England.

A thirteenth-century drilled scallop-shell pilgrim's badge found in excavations at Winchester, England; the scallop shell 'was the cherished memento of a pilgrim who had been to the shrine of St James at Compostela, Spain'; the scallop became the first Western Christian pilgrimage symbol. (Winchester City Museum)

Jodocius of Brittany wearing a pilgrim’s hat with three scallop-shells, a scrip, and a staff, a book of hours (PML M.19, fol. 165v), c. 1 British Library.


c. 15th century lead pilgrim badge, in the shape of a scallop shell, found on the beach of St. Monans, Fife. From the collection of Fife Council Libraries & Museums, St Andrews Museum.

A scallop Shell hanging from a building at the start of the Camino Le Puy Route in St Jean de Pied De Port