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Creswell Crags (Cave / Rock Shelter) — News

The gateway to hell? Hundreds of anti-witch marks found in Midlands cave


Medieval vandalism?

If there is a gateway to hell, a portal from the underworld used by demons and witches to wreak their evil havoc on humanity, then it could be in a small east Midlands cave handy for both the M1 and A60.

Heritage experts have revealed what is thought to be the biggest concentration of apotropaic marks, or symbols to ward off evil or misfortune, ever found in the UK.

The markings, at Creswell Crags, a limestone gorge on the Nottinghamshire/Derbyshire border, include hundreds of letters, symbols and patterns carved, at a time when belief in witchcraft was widespread. The scale and variety of the marks made on the limestone walls and ceiling of a cave which has at its centre a deep, dark, hole, is unprecedented....

https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2019/feb/15/nottinghamshire-cave-carvings-marks-scare-witches
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15th February 2019ce

Carn (Court Tomb) — Images (click to view fullsize)

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Colwall barrows (Round Barrow(s)) — Images

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British Camp (Hillfort) — Images

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The Colwall Stone (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Images

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Killygorman (Court Tomb) — Images

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13th February 2019ce

Killygorman (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Images

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Edergole (Court Tomb) — Images

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10th February 2019ce

Aghagashlan (Court Tomb) — Images

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10th February 2019ce

Garway Hill (Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork) — Images

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St Weonard's Tump (Artificial Mound) — Images

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10th February 2019ce

Wychbury Hill (Hillfort) — Miscellaneous

Who put Bella in the Wych Elm?

Those visiting who pass the otherwise anonymous obelisk next to the fort might notice the old graffiti "Who put Bella in the Wych Elm?" painted on the base.

Rather macabrely, it relates to the discovery by four children in 1943 of the skeletonised remains of a women placed inside a tree in nearby Hagley Wood (not the hillfort, thankfully). The murder remains unsolved.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Who_put_Bella_in_the_Wych_Elm%3F
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9th February 2019ce

Aghadrumgowna or Calf Field (Wedge Tomb) — Images

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