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

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 & GRAFFITI APOTROPAIC, MARIAN, WITCH, & MASONS’ 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… More

SOMERSET INDEX

ASHILL Som – Blessed Virgin Mary ASHINGTON Som – St Vincent BARWICK Som – St Mary Magdalene BLACKFORD Som – St Michael CHARLTON HORETHORNE Som – St Peter and St Paul CHILTON CANTELO Som –… More

MEDIEVAL DIALS

SCRATCH DIALS & MASS DIALS The emphasis of this project is weighted in favour of medieval dials. I shall refer to them throughout as scratch dials, a term with a specific meaning that can usefully… More