The Graffiti of St Peters Church, Claypole, Lincolnshire (Part 3)

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The final post on St Peter’s Church in Claypole in Lincolnshire, is the graffiti which is dotted around the church.  The above photo is quite important, but for the life of me I can’t remember why, but I know it took me a long time to get a good image, and the church warden, who was showing me around, was insistent that I got the photo.  Any ideas would be welcome 🙂 

I think the above photo is a game called Nine Mens Morris, again I have no idea how they played it, but I expect it helped the time go faster during a long sermon.  The church guide informs us that there are more than 300 pieces of graffiti found in the church, some of which are several hundred of years old. 

There are a lot of initials dating from the first half of the 19th century, but I have a feeling I missed a few

6 Replies to “The Graffiti of St Peters Church, Claypole, Lincolnshire (Part 3)”

  1. Fascinating graffiti, Lynne. Have you ever come across any witch markings in these places? I’ve been researching them but haven’t yet seen them anywhere.

    1. Thank you Lizzie, in Llanychaearn Church on the font, there is a daisy shape in a circle, which I think is a witch making, I took a photo of the font which is in my graffiti category under the Font of Graffiti. I think that is the only one, although I have some more to post, but haven’t really looked at them….maybe I should, if I can find them 🙂 Lynne

      1. It’s a fascinating subject. I never knew they existed but now I’ll be looking out for them.

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