The old beer cellar.
Apotropaic marks made by holding burning tapers against the wood leaving these flame marks which were thought to protect the beer and building against evil spirits!
ITV West Country cameras have been visiting the village of Rackenford in Devon, hearing the stories of the people who live here and finding out what makes a rural West Country village tick.
Rackenford Tales gives a flavour of what it’s like to live out in the country, to run a business, to go to a small village school, and how things have changed over the years for rural farming communities like this.
Skip to 8:47 in the video below to hear what we have to say.