Thursday 12 January 2012

Pagan Eye: A Witch's House?

On this day, in 1951, Dorothy Clutterbuck - who Gerald Gardner claimed had introduced him to a coven of traditional witches - died. The picture above shows the house in which Gerald Gardner, the father of modern Wicca, was probably initiated. The property was owned by Dorothy Clutterbuck at the time.

I took the picture after hearing about it in a lecture given by historian Philip Heselton at the Charge of the Goddess Conference. Philip's book, Witchfather - A Life of Gerald Gardner, has just been launched and provides a lot more information about Gerald and "Old Dorothy".

On each Pagan Eye post, I show a photo that I find interesting, with a few words about it. I'm not quite sure what I'll be including - it could be a seasonal image, a pagan site, an event, or just a pretty picture.

If you want to send me a photo for a Pagan Eye post, please email it to Let me know what the photo shows and whether you want your name mentioned or not. For copyright reasons, the photo must be one you have taken yourself and you must confirm that you are submitting it for A Bad Witch's Blog.

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the woolgathering stargazer said...

how strange, i was just looking at this house on (i love to wind myself up looking at houses ill never be able to afford.. odd hobby!) Had no idea it was Dorothys! It does have a vibe to it!

Badwitch said...

Thanks for pointing that out! I've now had a look on too and I think you are right. Wish I had the money to buy it!