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Witch marks of St Mary’s North Mymms

North Mymms Notes - No 22

Markings in the stonework at St Mary's church, North Mymms
Image by Mike Allen - 2019

Could the marks scratched in stonework at St Mary’s church, North Mymms be early graffiti, or could they be apotropaic marks, designed to ward off evil spirits and witches? Local historian, archivist and photographer, Mike Allen, one of the team behind the North Mymms History Project, has been photographing and researching the marks for his North Mymms Notes, embedded below.

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