BLACKFORD . SOM . ST MICHAEL – 2 SCRATCH DIALS

ST MICHAEL . BLACKFORD . SOM. GRADE II*. C11 origins with Norman features inc. doorway inside the porch; enlarged in C14 (tower) and C15 (S. porch); C19 restoration. One of many attractive villages in the area.… More

HEXAFOILS & DAISY WHEELS

This page will feature Hexafoils (aka Hexfoils) / Daisy Wheels and similar designs that are currently added to the Apotropaic page. I’ll probable put (some of) these on that page too. ST MICHAEL . BLACKFORD… More

WEST CAMEL . SOM . ALL SAINTS – Scratch Dials

DEDICATION † ALL SAINTS. Late C14 with much earlier Saxon fragments; C15 features and alterations; C19 restoration; recent internal renovation. A pretty country church and path approach. Battlement and stubby spire on the tower. LISTING… More

LIMINGTON . SOM. BLESSED VIRGIN MARY – Scratch Dial (inside porch); 2 Vertical Dials

LIMINGTON . SOM . BLESSED VIRGIN MARY GRADE I † C14 with earlier C13 features -1st Rector recorded 1215 BLB; C15 work and later; C19 restoration. One of several good village churches with dials in… More

APOTROPAIC / RITUAL PROTECTION MARKS

RITUAL PROTECTION MARKS APOTROPAIC, MARIAN, & WITCH MARKS This is a huge topic, an area of study connected with scratch dials by location (church walls) and time (medieval period), but a largely separate field of… More

SOMERSET INDEX

ASHILL Som – Blessed Virgin Mary ASHINGTON Som – St Vincent BARWICK Som – St Mary Magdalene BLACKFORD Som – St Michael BRYMPTON Som – St Andrew CHARLTON HORETHORNE Som – St Peter and St… More

MEDIEVAL DIALS

MEDIEVAL DIALS SCRATCH DIALS & MASS DIALS The idea of this project is to locate, photograph, research and record medieval dials on churches. I generally refer to them throughout as scratch dials, the term most… More