This door was made in celebration of the first apples of year. Wassail!
(Wassail meens good health in Saxon, and is a thanks and a blessing given to apple trees still used in the Westcountry)
A Wassail rhyme from Somerset -
Wassail the trees soes they may bare,
many an apple and many pair,
soes they may grow
and they may bow
and they may bring us apples eno
It also calls on the Cornish litany, having a long leggety beasty!