This graffiti log is one of the projects being undertaken by the Stour Valley Community Archaeology group as part of a wider community archaeology initiative.

Our aim to photograph and record the graffiti found in the Stour Valley's medieval churches. Our members will forward data to the Suffolk Medieval graffiti survey and will join the growing data set of surveys inspired by the pioneering Norfolk Medieval Graffiti Survey.

We are updating this blog constantly with a selection of photographs from the churches visited by our volunteers. We want the project to be as open and accessible as possible, and we welcome everyone who wishes to get involved in this SVCA venture.

The Stour Valley Community Archeology home page can be found at

If you are an SVCA member and would like some company when surveying a church please e-mail JulieThomson at and we will post your request in this section.
Churches surveyed
(click on church name for more information)

Acton - All Saints
Alphamstone - St Barnabas - report by Aldous Rees
Belchamp Otten - St Ethelbert and All Saints (full survey needed)
Bramford - St Mary the Virgin
Bures - Suffolk - St Stephens
Castle Hedingham - St Nicholas (full survey needed) 
Chilton - St Mary
East Mersea - St Edmund 
Erwarton - Suffolk - St Mary
East Mersea - St Edmund
Feering - All Saints
Fingringhoe - St Andrew
Gedding - St Mary
Great Bardfield - St Mary the Virgin
Great Maplestead - St Giles
Great Yeldham - St Andrews
Great Tey - St Barnabas
Hartest - All Saints
Harkstead - St Mary
Higham - St Mary
Hitcham - St Mary
Kelveson - St Mary
Lavenham Guildhall
Little Cornard - All Saints
Little Wenham - All Saints
Mendlesham- St Mary the Virgin
Newton Green - All Saints - report by Julie Thomson
Pebmarsh - St John the Baptist
Peldon - St Mary the Virgin
Shalford - St Andrew
Sudbury - St Gregory
Stambourne - St Peter and St Thomas
Stradbroke - All Saints
Stratford St Mary - St Mary
Stutton - St Peter
Swilland - St Mary
Wattisfield - St Margaret
West Bergholt - St Mary
Wiston/Wissington - St Mary the Virgin
Wormingford - St Andrew