STANTON GLOS (2) – ST MICHAEL – SCRATCH DIAL and SUNDIAL

Stanton Glos. St Michael & All Angels

DEDICATION † ST MICHAEL & ALL ANGELS Saxon origins, Norman features, mainly C13 to C15

LISTING † GRADE 1

LINKED POST † STANTON 1 – VILLAGE CROSS SUNDIAL

LOCATION † STANTON is four miles north of Winchcombe, one of several attractive Cotswold villages in the immediate area. Many of the local churches feature scratch dials, Glos. as a whole being a hotspot. The Church of St Michael has, besides a scratch dial, a time-worn sundial over the porch. 52.0067 / -1.9013 / SP068342

DIALS † The scratch dial is on the right side of the fine projecting porch towards the edge, and easily visible as you approach. It looks as elementary a circle dial as one could imagine. The sundial is set high on the parapet above the doorway, seemingly old, definitely battered, and with a tilted gnomon.

Stanton Glos. St Michael & All Angels . Scratch Dial

STANTON: THE SUNDIAL

Stanton Glos. St Michael & All Angels . Sundial
Stanton Glos. St Michael & All Angels . Sundial

NOTES † Apart from inclusion in TW‘s extensive list of Glos. dials, I have found no further information. Not referenced in BHO / BLB / HE. For interest: the VG Stanton website notes “several bench ends are deeply ringed by the dog-chains of the sheepdogs, brought by their masters to church” and that stone benches in the porch were for the infirm to sit on and lean against the wall: “the weakest go to the wall”.

LINKS † Tony Wood TW: Mass Dials in Gloucestershire LINK ; Stanton Village Church online LINK

GSS Category – Scratch Dial; Old Dial

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