TM4398 : Mass Indicator

taken 7 years ago, near to Thorpe, Norfolk, Great Britain

Mass Indicator
Mass Indicator
"Normally located near the south porch of old churches. Usually about six to ten inches across with radiating lines coming from a central hole. These were used by priests as clocks to determine the time for mass. A wooden peg known as a gnomon (Greek indicator) was placed in the hole and the shadow cast by the sun moved round the dial. When the shadow touched one of the radiating lines it was time for a mass."
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TM4398, 57 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 6 July, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 8 July, 2010
Category
Church   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TM 436 981 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:31.5805N 1:35.4111E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TM 436 980
View Direction
North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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