Graffiti 17th Century

You can’t help wondering about the motives and daily lives of the people, who carved their names into these church walls over 400 years ago!

The most prominent graffiti, by the Tudor door to the Tower reflects the use of the gallery as a schoolroom during the 17th and 18th centuries.

The earliest graffiti (HB 1625) was cut when King Charles I ascended to the throne.

JOHN FOXE 1666 carved his name into the stonework in the year of the Great Fire of London, when the occupant of Thorncroft Manor, Sir Thomas Bludworth, was Lord Mayor.

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