The Medieval & Historic Graffiti in the Medieval Buildings of the Maidstone Area

An Illustrated talk for the Maidstone Area Archaeological Group by Wayne Perkins

Friday 10th June 2022 @ 7.30pm.

The Maidstone area is rich in medieval buildings and is home to some of the most enchanting churches of Kent. This talk provides an introduction to the new interpretative frameworks which have emerged to explain the often enigmatic inscriptions found on the walls of many medieval churches. This new paradigm takes us away from the lazy and predictable interpretations of the out-moded world of 1960’s Processual-Archaeology and offers fresh insights. As well as ecclesiastical sites, the talk will examine new discoveries at the buildings of Old Soar Manor (a 13th century knight’s dwelling), Maison Dieu (a 13th century wayside hospital on the pilgrim route to Canterbury) & Ightham Mote (a 14th century moated manor) – which are the result of the author’s own fieldwork.

Just added: recent fieldwork at Boxley Abbey, Tithe Barn & St Andrews’ Chapel!

Cost: Zoom-Free (register 48 hours before talk)

At Venue: Non-members £1

Maidstone Community Support Centre
Marsham Street, Maidstone ME14 1hh


Maidstone Area Archaeology Group (MAAG)


or through RPM&RP

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