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The Hampshire Churches Medieval Graffiti Survey 2018

Active recording of graffiti has been aided by a number of groups outside the HFC; some of these are detailed in the updates for 2018 given below.

God's House Tower, Southampton

The exterior of Gods House Tower.


St Maurice, Winchester

The tower of St Maurice, Winchester.


  • Another group has been set up looking at Winchester sites.
      • The churches of St Matthew at Weeke and St John the Baptist have been surveyed.
      • Exciting finds in the tower at St John the Baptist led to the group being featured in an article in the Sunday Telegraph in March, and  interviews on Radio 4 and the UCB channel network.
  • The survey at St Cross continues, continuing to reveal a magnificent range of graffiti. We are aiming to produce a Graffiti Trail for visitors there, which should be ready in time for the Heritage Open Days event in September.

Graffiti Workshop University of Winchester

Participants at the graffiti workshop at the University of Winchester in 2017.

Talk on medieval graffiti on Thursday 13th September:

Karen Wardley, the project co-ordinator, will be giving a talk entitled

Scratching the Surface: Hampshire Medieval Graffiti

Details of the talk:

  • Venue: Tudor House, Southampton
  • Timing: September 13th 2018 at 7.30pm
  • Tickets: from Southampton Arts and Heritage venues or telephone 02380 834536


News for 2017.