Monday, 3 March 2014

Hollington weave

Gravestone at St John's in Hollington

The markings on gravestones can be a bit of a mystery to the uninitiated (such as me).  This weave pattern on a stone at St John's in Hollington was, I thought, a graphic design based on the deceased man's name (Samuel Smith) - but it doesn't compute.

It's not a common pattern.  What does it signify?


  1. It is a Christogram. It is the letters "IHS" intertwined. These are the first three letters of Jesus in Greek - ΙΗΣ

    1. Yes... so it is. Yet I did not recognise it. Thnaks so much for putting me out of my misery!