Other then the crosses I couldn't find much in the porch. My children who have been coming with me to look for graffiti now know the drill, but they aren't very methodical in their searching. They scatter off with their torches and gleefully shout their finds, mostly from the pillar bases, while I play catch up with the camera.
This one was described to me as "I've found an anchor Mummy"
It is tricky to get a raking light to show up the graffiti for a good photo when outside the sun is blazing away, lighting up the church interior.
I had met up with another couple of friends inside, and then we promptly bumped into the author Ronnie Blythe who was also visiting the church.
He told us of some graffiti down in a Sussex bell tower, which detailed the changes that the bells were to be rung in.
I made a mental note to investigate this bell tower further and in the meantime just ended up snapping what I could; promising myself that I would come back and look properly another day.
There were initials, and dates
This memorial inscription is directly opposite the font. It couldn't have been carved without it being fairly obvious to the clergy what was going on!
But the best graffiti was to be found in the east transept area where there is a very noisy stone, found by my friend Ellie ( I was very jealous) and totally covered in what seems to be medieval graffiti
This piece of graffiti below would appear to be a *scratch dial* design. But it has no central hole and being inside the church without direct light, wouldn't appear to be very helpful as a timepiece?
I was really, really excited to find this design. I exaggerated the tonal value to bring out the design more clearly (I couldn't use a raking light). The original is just below.
Just above the heavily scored stone there are three crosses
While elsewhere in the church there is a heart (within the altar sanctuary)
More arrows and picnic tables (I'm calling them this because I don't want to presuppose what they might be or mean)
Finally two feathery designs on pillars closer to the chancel. Are they counting something?