Documenting Medieval graffiti in England’s churches
Published on July 29th, 2014 | by Sevaan Franks1
Whereas in the modern era graffiti is often considered destructive and a plain nuisance, in medieval times it was an “acceptable thing to do”, according to Mr Champion.
He said medieval graffiti had largely remained unscathed and only symbols of heraldry tended to be rubbed away.
Compass-drawn designs are among the most common types of inscriptions recorded in medieval parish churches.
Story: Neil Heath, BBC News | Photo: Lincolnshire Medieval Graffiti Project