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Witch hunting at Goatchurch Caverns, Mendips

During November 2003 inscribed marks were noticed in Goatchurch Cavern while cleaning away graffiti. Three finely cut marks were uncovered, resembling the letter W with a patina darker than in nearby graffiti dated 1704. These have been identified as ritual protection marks, possibly dating from the period 1550 to 1750. The term ritual protection mark was preferred to the description “witch marks“.

So when we caught wind of this, we had to get up there and search for the witches!  Here are some pictures of our visit


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