Archaeology lecture: Ritual protection in buildings

Learn about the archaeology of magical house protection and the history of ritual protection at this lecture.

  • Booking essential

Brian Hoggard will talk about the objects that are often concealed in historic buildings to ward off or trap evil forces perceived to be a threat.

The objects to be discussed include witch-bottles, dried cats, horse skulls, shoes and written charms. He will also discuss the marks made on surfaces within buildings which acted to invoke spiritual protection, ward off or trap the same forces.

Join us for a wine reception from 6.15pm.

Prices

Event ticket prices
  • All £7.50

The basics

Booking details
Call 0344 249 1895
A booking fee of 5% is added to the ticket price.
Suitability
Not suitable for children.
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Meeting point
Please meet in the Hayloft Learning Centre.
Accessibility
The Hayloft is wheelchair accessible.
Other
This lecture is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
26 October 2017 19:00 - 20:00 Available

Contact Info

Name
Knole
Email
knole@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01732 462100

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Archaeology lecture: Ritual protection in buildings

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19:00-20:00
Learn about the archaeology of magical house protection and the history of ritual protection at this lecture.

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