ST8806 : Church of SS Peter & Paul - sundial instructions

taken 2 months ago, near to Blandford st Mary, Dorset, Great Britain

Church of SS Peter & Paul - sundial instructions
Church of SS Peter & Paul - sundial instructions
Not actually on the church itself, but on a wall across the road, this information board explains how seasonal variations in the shadow cast by the dial are to be interpreted. See ST8806 : Church of SS Peter & Paul - sundial for the sundial itself.

It is only accurate at the September equinox (near enough to the date this photo was taken) and at the start of December.
Church of St Peter and St Paul, Blandford Forum
This Grade 1 listed Anglican parish church dominates the market place of the Dorset town and officially counts as one of England's "Major Churches". The mediaeval church was re-built after a fire in 1732-1739 to designs by John and William Bastard. The intended spire was truncated to a tower with a cupola. A west gallery was added in 1794, side galleries in 1836-7 and a chancel in 1896.

List entry 1251913 LinkExternal link although the 1950 entry has never been updated and is very sparse by contemporary standards for such a significant building. LinkExternal link gives a much fuller history.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 26 September, 2018   (more nearby)
Thursday, 4 October, 2018
Geographical Context
City, Town centre 
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OSGB36: geotagged! ST 8855 0627 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:51.3497N 2:9.8422W
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OSGB36: geotagged! ST 8854 0627
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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