Graffiti of coffins carved into oak


Churches Conservation Trust

Churches Conservation Trust
London, United Kingdom

Two coffins, one smaller than the other, were carved in this oaken surface in the chancel. It is only one of the examples of early Medieval graffiti found in the church. Graffiti like this are the personal expression of visitor. They allow a glimpse into the mindset of churchgoers from previous centuries.


  • Title: Graffiti of coffins carved into oak
  • Date Created: 1110
  • Location: St John's, Duxford, Cambridgeshire
  • Location Created: Duxford
  • Type: Wood Carving
  • Rights: ©The CCT
  • External Link: St John's, Duxford, Cambridgeshire
  • Medium: Wood
  • Photographer: The CCT
  • Commissioned by: Churches Conservation Trust

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