Sussex Historic Graffiti Project

Fish, Ships and Scratches

About the project

Using archaeological recording methods, this project will create a detailed record of historic graffiti in Sussex. All of the information gathered will be available here soon...

Contact us to get involved, full training will be given.

St Mary the Virgin, Eastbourne

Graffiti VolunteersHere are some of the team recording graffiti in the belfry of St Mary's. Not for the fainthearted but very rewarding with plenty of initials and drawings dating mainly from the 19th Century
Fish GraffitiWe have been pondering our fishy issues at St Mary's.There are over 65 carvings of fish found in the Chancel on piers and high up on the Chancel arches
Surviving PaintSome of the last remaining examples of historic paint around St Mary’s. We have been looking for evidence in the graffiti in particular.

St Andrew's Church, Jevington

Jevington Graffiti
Compass drawn design
Jevington Graffiti
Cross design
Paint in Jevington
Remains of paint behind the altar

St Mary the Virgin, Friston

Compass Friston
Compass drawn design
1799 date Friston
1799 date
Circle in Friston
Compass drawn design