LITTLE BEDWYN . WILTS . ST MICHAEL – Vertical Dial

St Michael . Little Bedwyn . Wilts

ST MICHAEL . LITTLE BEDWYN . WILTS

GRADE I † C12, C13, C15; C19 restoration. A pretty church with a 4-stage tower and short steeple, close by the Kennet & Avon canal. No discernible scratch dials though a likely-looking location. A single vertical dial, angled. 7 miles W of Hungerford. 51.3941 /  -1.5828 /  SU291661

The dial is high up on a SE facing buttress, with an iron gnomon set into the stone. It has an S-shaped support. The face is completely plain, with no evidence of numbers, lines or a frame. Possibly it was originally painted. Hard to date, though the gnomon is plainly not original.

Using a different camera sheds another light on the dial* and confirms the absence of markings

*and demonstrates how 2 cameras, used at the same time, tell different stories

GSS Category: Vertical Dial; Church Sundial

All photos: Keith Salvesen