Tony Grist (poliphilo) wrote,
Tony Grist

The Witchiest Village In England

There will always be six witches in Canewdon- three of cotton and three of silk. Or so it says. The village owes its fame to the 19th century "witchmaster" George Pickingill (1816- 1909)- a local character about whom stories abound.  According to one of these "traditions" he was Aleister Crowley's teacher- which seems very unlikely.

Run round the 15th century tower of St Nicholas church three times widdershins and you'll be transported back in time. I wish I'd known that before I visited. I might have tried it.

The author of this article says she found Canewdon church sinister and unwelcoming. I found it quite the opposite. I thought the atmosphere was lovely- but that could be because I'm a witch. (Of sorts).

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