Friday 1st July & Tuesday 5th July 2022 – BAS Visit: Medieval Graffiti at Sonning Church


We will meet at St Andrew’s Church, Sonning, RG4 6UT, at 7:30pm on both the above dates, to discover some of the graffiti on the church; see how it is recorded; and have a chat.

We will park along the East side of Sonning Lane (RG4 6ST, the left side if coming from A4) alongside the brick and flint wall before to the road turns sharply right into the village.  Walk down the hill from where you park to where the road turns right into the village, continue straight on along gravel drive to the kissing gate and on the path to the corner of the church where we will gather.  

After a short introduction we will seek out the graffiti on the outside of the church for around 20 minutes.  Some of the graffiti can be seen from the path, but for the remainder you will have to walk on the slightly uneven grass.  To aid finding the graffiti bring a torch if you have one.  There will be a short demonstration of how we record the graffiti.  At about 8:30pm we will walk to The Bull Inn (50m) for a chat about what we have seen and how we can survey graffiti in other churches.  Reverse the route to walk back to the cars (total distance to walk about 500m).  

If you intend to come, please contact James Peddle peddle(at)  

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