Door Knocker: Lincoln Imp

Door Knocker: Lincoln Imp


According to a 14th Century legend, two mischievous creatures called Imps were sent by Satan to do his evil work on earth. After causing mayhem elsewhere in Northern England, the two Imps headed to Lincoln Cathedral where they smashed tables and chairs and tripped the Bishop. When an angel came out of a book of hymns and told them to stop, one of the Imps was brave and started throwing rocks at the angle, but the other cowered under the broken tables and chairs. The angel turned the first Imp to stone, giving the second a chance to escape. The Imp that was turned to stone can still be found sitting atop his stone column in the Angel Choir within the Cathedral.
The Imp that escaped fled to the St. James’ Church in Grimsby where it began making trouble again. The angel then reappeared and gave the Imp’s backside a good thrashing before turning it to stone like its friend. The “Grimsby Imp” can still be seen just outside the church, by the south wall, clinging to its sore bottom.
This lovely door knocker is lovingly made by a leading British foundry using a first-run ingot mix rich in copper for depth of color and durability. Once cooled, the doorknocker is shot-blasted to remove excess material from the casting, hand filed to smooth any rough edges, then hand polished to enhance the natural beauty of quality brass. No scrap or recycled brass is used in any of our brassware. ¬†¬†Measurements: 5.50″ long, 2.25″ wide and 11.1 ounces in weight.


Door Knocker: Lincoln Imp.

Made in England by ARMAC Brassware.

Hand cast using only the finest British brass.

Casting mix consists of pure first-run ingot brass with a higher level of copper for superior color.

Hand filed after casting to remove any remaining rough edges.

Hand polished to enhance the natural beauty of high quality brass.

Approximate measurements: 5.50″ x 2.25.”

Weight: 11.1 ounces.


Legend tells us that two mischievous Lincolnshire Imps entered a local church. They overturned pews and scattered hymn books on the floor. An angel stationed at the entrance heard the commotion and confronted the Imps, telling them to put everything back the way it was when they entered. One of the Imps started to clean up the mess and the other ran off. She scolded the one that remained and let him go when he had finished. The Imp that escaped went to the Salisbury Cathedral and set out to create another mess. When the angel caught up with him, she turned him to stone and placed him above the entrance where he remains today for everyone to see.

ARMAC has been producing quality brassware for more than 75 years.

Additional information

Weight.75 lbs
Dimensions5.50 × 2.25 × 2.00 in