WORMINGTON – ST KATHERINE

St Katherine . Wormington . Glos

DEDICATION † ST KATHERINE (also ST CATHERINE*)

LISTING † Grade ll*

LOCATION † Midway between Winchcombe & Evesham, Glos 52.0263 / -1.9447 / SP038364

*see BLB, HE

A small pretty village and an attractive simple church with a bellcote dating from C15 with earlier C12 foundations. Restoration c. 1800. Of note is a Saxon Cross / Crucifix dated to C9, originally discovered elsewhere in the village and perhaps from Winchcombe Abbey. Also, the ‘Savage Brass’, early C17. Several other churches nearby also have scratch dials; further afield also.

DIAL † Not readily visible. Located anachronistically on a corner under a modern lantern and next to a plastic drainpipe. It is quite large, with a pair of full circles and a variety of dots, some of which seem unlikely to relate to the dial.

St Katherine . Wormington . Glos. Double circle scratch dial

NOTES † BLB mentions ‘Five C12 corbels below the bell turret including bears’ heads and a pair of human faces’. I missed these…

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