I have found our first graffiti - apart from spray painted loading heights inside the granary, and some pencil drawing (circa 2007).
This happened when I was chipping cement off the walls.
I can read the letters ' hol ' quite clearly, followed by what looks like ' nsell'. The writing - well, carving - itself looks to me like 17th - 18th century (that may, however, be wishful thinking).
Now a decision has to be made as to what happens with it. The stone it is carved on is very soft, and some of the facing has already eroded from other parts of the stone.
It would be nice to preserve this little part of local history, but how do we do it?
Note from Susan: Looks like 'Rol' to me.