CHILTHORNE DOMER . SOMERSET . ST MARY – Multiple Scratch Dials

St Mary . Chilthorne Domer

ST MARY . CHILTHORNE DOMER . SOMERSET

GRADE II* † C13, C14, C15, some C19 restoration. A charming church, with its battlemented parapet and delightful bell turret. Several churches in the area have similar turrets eg Brympton D’Evercy. 5m NW of Yeovil. 50.9723 / -2.6781 / ST524194

DIALS

DEH visited St Mary in 1915 and recorded 4 dials (1 – 4 below). 2 of these are within the porch on the R jamb of the original doorway. There are at least 2 other certain dials and a couple of less convincing candidates

DIAL 1

DIAL 2

DIAL 3

DIAL 4

St Mary . Chilthorne Domer – Dial 4 (Dials 6 and 7 are on the same buttress, below R)

UNRECORDED / PLAUSIBLE DIALS

DIAL 5

Located on the R jamb of the window E of the porch

DIALS 6 & 7

Located together on the buttress E of the porch below R of Dial 4

DIALS 8 & 9

Two very simple dials in an appropriate place on the porch? Plausible but not definite? Not?

GSS Category: Scratch Dial, Multiple Dials

All photos: Keith Salvesen

St Mary . Chilthorne Domer – Keith Salvesen

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