St. Elphin’s Church, Warrington; Graves and Historical Graffiti

Started by gash, August 28, 2016, 11:47:36 am

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We think of graffiti as a modern phenomena, but it has been around for thousands of years, the desire to let the world know you have been at a certain place by etching your name on a building or an object being too overwhelming for some. Here are some photos of historical graffiti on St. Elphin's Church in Warrington, a church mentioned by the Domesday Book of 1086. There are stone mason's marks on some of the medieval stone, and what appear to be practice etchings (professional looking letters and numbers), while some are just blatant eighteenth and nineteenth century vandalism. Included are some rather interesting modern examples.

Full article here : http://drdavidharrison.blogspot.co.uk/2016/08/st-elphins-church-warrington-graves-and.html
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