Where are all the witches' marks?
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Historic England seeking help to find 'witch' markings

The public is being asked by Historic England to help record strange carvings known as "witches' marks" found in medieval churches, houses and barns.

The markings are ritual protection symbols dating from a time when belief in the supernatural was widespread.

They can be found in historic places, including the Tithe Barn in Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire, and Shakespeare's Birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon.

Some have been found in caves, such as the Witches' Chimney at Wookey Hole, Somerset.

  • 31 Oct 2016