ST9929 : Scratch dial, St George's Church

taken 7 years ago, near to Sutton Mandeville, Wiltshire, Great Britain

Scratch dial, St George's Church
Scratch dial, St George's Church
Normally located near the porches 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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Date Taken
Wednesday, 11 January, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 11 January, 2012
Geographical Context
Village, Rural settlement  Religious sites 
Place (from Tags)
Fovant 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 9960 2955 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:3.9170N 2:0.4251W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 9960 2955
View Direction
EAST (about 90 degrees)
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