GRAFFITI & MASONS’ MARKS

St Andrew . Leigh . Dorset . Graffiti in the West Porch

GREAT ENGLISH CHURCHES: an excellent resource for research about stonemasons or an introduction to selective features, in 2 parts

STONEMASONS Part 1

STONEMASONS Part 2

HOUGHTON . HANTS . ALL SAINTS

Scratch Dials post HERE

A gallery showing a splendid mix of graffiti, crosses, protection marks and hexfoils

ST OSMOND . MELBURY OSMOND . DORSET .

Mason’s marks / initials and dates that relate to the rebuilding of the church (except the C15 tower) in mid- C18. There are other marks, including a presumed Marian V V mark (bottom left), a ‘ritual protection mark’.

ST MARY . PUDDLETOWN . DORSET

Dated initials and names 1802, 1807, 1819

TEWKESBURY ABBEY

A gallery of Masons’ marks and graffiti scratched or cut into the columns

BATH ABBEY

OLD ST PETER’S . STOCKBRIDGE . HANTS

Link to scratch dial post HERE

OLD ST PETER’S . STOCKBRIDGE . HANTS – date 1682; graffiti and witch marks

ALL SAINTS . ALL CANNINGS . WILTS

Graffiti: dates, initials, witch marks. Link to Scratch Dials (9)

ST ANDREW . PRESTEIGNE . POWYS

ST PETER . CHETNOLE . DORSET

ALL SAINTS . WEST CAMEL . SOM

All Saints . West Camel . Som – date 1762 and a formy cross

ST ANDREW . BRYMPTON . SOM

E. Apsey – believed to have been involved with a restoration in C18

ST MICHAEL . OVER COMPTON . DORSET

ST MARY . PEMBRIDGE . HEREFS

Triangular mason’s mark. There are also a number pentagrams, said to be masons’ marks rather than (as might be thought) ritual protection marks

SECKINGTON . WARKS . ALL SAINTS

C17 initials and dates. RPB looks later. CIP is plausibly old but dated 1989

All Saints . Seckington . Warks – C17 graffiti in the porch π Erika Clarkson

AFFPUDDLE . DORSET . ST LAURENCE

FULL POST HERE