At Ightham Mote, Kent, a preliminary survey of the 14th century moated manor uncovered a series of apotropaic marks & evidence for past ritual practices. It appears that the intention had been to ward against the evil eye and to act, in some cases, as anti-witchcraft measures.
Apotropaic graffiti was found cut into the masonry of the building and many timbers displayed ritual ‘taper burn marks’ intended to inoculate the house against fire, lightning and ill-fortune
Further evidence came to light for the deployment of magical objects such as old boots and shoes concealed within the fabric of the building.
THIS IS A ‘HYBRID’ TALK BOTH IN PERSON & ONLINE VIA ZOOM
An Illustrated Talk by Wayne Perkins
BA (Archaeology), ACIfA (Associate Chartered Institute for Archaeologists)
Hosted by: Plaxtol Local History Group
Plaxtol Memorial Hall
13th September 2022 @ 8.00pm.
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