HEXFOILS & DAISY WHEELS

This page will feature Hexfoils (aka Hexafoils) / Daisy Wheels and similar designs that are currently added to the Apotropaic page. I’ll probable put (some of) these on that page too.

“The hexfoil is a design with six-fold dihedral symmetry composed from six vesica piscis … “

Norfolk Medieval Graffiti Survey: Hexfoil examples

ST MICHAEL . BLACKFORD . SOMERSET

ST MARY MAGDALENE . LODERS . DORSET

St Mary Magdalene . Loders . Dorset – S Porch

ST ROCH . PENDOMER . SOMERSET

When I originally wrote up this interesting dial with its double ring of pocks, I noted the 2 (part) circles at the side. One has no discernible marks; the other has very faint marks that on closer examination are the remains of a badly eroded hexfoil with a small amount of the compass work still faintly visible.

ST MARY . LITTLE WASHBOURNE . GLOS

A large eroded hexafoil to the R of the entrance to this intriguing small Norman church that stands alone in an orchard. In the care of CCT.

St Mary . Little Washbourne . Glos

ST THOMAS À BECKET . LYDLINCH . DORSET

A confusing 3-petal hexafoil (trefoil?) / daisy wheel, with other apotropaic marks

St Thomas à Becket . Lydlinch . Dorset

ALL SAINTS . KINGS BROMLEY . STAFFS

Online resource that I have temporarily lost for credit purposes