Bolling Hall Museum
Bolling Hall Museum

Bless The” “i’le Crosse The”: Medieval And Early Modern Superstitions, And The Bradford Witch

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Bolling Hall Museum

In Medieval and Early Modern Britain, 500 to 1800 AD, superstition filled the gap between the known and unknown, the explained and unexplained. Many of today’s superstitions go back to these times. Some brought good luck and fortune, while others were for protection against evil spirits or witchcraft. In this display in the Housebody at Bolling Hall, we showcase several objects in Bradford Museums and Galleries’ collection which relate to some of these superstitions. We also present a case of an accused witch in Bowling, Bradford, in the 17th century. 

Bolling Hall Museum

Bowling Hall Road, Bradford, BD4 7LP
Opening times

Monday and Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday – Friday: 10am – 4pm
Saturday – Sunday: 11am – 4pm

By public transport

Bolling Hall is situated on Bowling Hall Road one mile south of Bradford City Centre and is signposted with heritage ‘brown signs’ from A650 Wakefield Road.

From Bradford City Centre, the 635 bus departs from bus stops City Park A on Prince’s Way, Rawson Square H on John Street, and Little Germany Y on Vicar Lane (alight at Bowling Hall Road).

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