HEXFOILS & DAISY WHEELS

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, Hexfoil

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 Roch . Pendomer . Som – Hexfoil adjacent to scratch dial

Hexfoil upper left of dial

ST MARY . LITTLE WASHBOURNE . GLOS

A large eroded hexfoil 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 – Hexfoil

ST THOMAS À BECKET . LYDLINCH . DORSET

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

St Thomas à Becket . Lydlinch . Dorset – Hexfoil, Marian and other Church Marks

ALL SAINTS . KINGS BROMLEY . STAFFS

All Saints . Kings Bromley . Staffs – Hexfoil

ST MICHAEL . STEEPLE . DORSET

Crude hexfoil of uncertain age – unconvincing as a medieval design

Online resource that I have temporarily lost for credit purposes