Thesaurus Term/Concept: APOTROPAIC MARK

Identifier 170066
Status Preferred
Index? Yes
Scope Note A device, monogram or symbol usually carved on stone or woodwork near a building’s entrance points, particularly doorways, windows and fireplaces, to protect inhabitants and visitors from witches and evil spirits.

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Context Record
Monument Type MSF24945 Farm buildings, Elm Farm, Helmingham (Building)
Monument Type MSF25101 Farmstead: Brook House Farm (Broadgreen Farm) (Farmstead)
Monument Type MSF24950 Farmstead: Church Farm (Farmstead)