The Suffolk Medieval Graffiti Survey was established in 2014 with the intention of
undertaking the very first large-scale survey of early graffiti inscriptions in the
county of Suffolk. It is an entirely volunteer led, community archaeology project,
that is changing the way we look at our medieval church heritage.
The Suffolk Medieval Graffiti Survey (SMGS) is a continuation of the multi award
winning Norfolk Medieval Graffiti Survey (NMGS). By undertaking surveys in both of
these counties, which between them contain in excess of 1100 surviving medieval churches,
it is hoped to establish an entirely new understanding of how the medieval population
interacted with their church as both buildings and institutions.
Demon Traps, Spritual Landmines and the writing on the wall…