All Saints, Writtle, Essex


The church of All Saints in Writtle, Essex, dates back to the 12th century, although it has undergone much restoration in the 19th century following the collapse of the tower and its rebuilding.

The graffiti is mostly confined to the stonework of the 16th century chapel dedicated to William Carpenter. There are several Marian M marks and some compass circles. The rest is made of cross-hatching and other marks.

All Saints
Church Lane

The church is open during daylight hours. Parking is easiest on the nearby green.

Report by: Anthea Hawdon

Search terms: compass circles, zig-zag, cross-hatching, graffiti, medieval graffiti, historic graffiti, unidentified marks, Marian marks, m, heraldry