CREWKERNE – ST BARTHOLOMEW

St Batholomew . Crewkerne . Som.

DEDICATION † ST BARTHOLOMEW C15, Saxon / Norman origins

LISTING † GRADE I

LOCATION † Close to the centre of this pleasant country town, prominent but not dominating. Classy Perpendicular 50.885 / -2.798 / ST439098

DIAL † From his survey of this area in June 1915, DEH noted:

120. This dial is on the first buttress from the e. end of the chancel. It is 4 feet 5 inches above the ground, the noon-line is 3 inches in length, the stylehole is 3\ inches in depth by half of an inch in diameter, and the aspect is s. by 10° e. Type 3. June 8th, 1915.

The lines on this dial are distinct in sunlight, but difficult to see in ordinary light. There is an enlarged hole at the end of what is probably the mass line.

NOTES † DEH was right about the visibility of the details – and 100 years has not improved it. Excellent gargoyles and hunky punks (some lewd). Adjacent Undials.

St Batholomew . Crewkerne . Som. Buttress Scratch Dial
St Batholomew . Crewkerne . Som. Buttress Scratch Dial
St Batholomew . Crewkerne . Som. Hunky Punks
St Batholomew . Crewkerne . Som. Buttress Scratch Dial

GSS Category – Scratch Dial

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