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HER Number:MDV10910
Name:Sundials in St Winifred's Church, Branscombe


There are two sundials, one at the south-east corner of the chancel and the other over the disused doorway to the tower.


Grid Reference:SY 195 884
Map Sheet:SY18NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBranscombe
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBRANSCOMBE

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SY18NE/9/1

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • SUNDIAL (Unknown date)

Full description

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV122051.

Crowley, j. /tda/93(1961)281/sundials in south devon.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV122052.

Cresswell, b. F. /dcnq/17(1932-1933)325/scratch dials on devonshire churches.

CRESSWELL, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV25789.

Parish church of st winifred. There appears to be a very early scratch dial. It may be a saxon mass dial.(crowley). A doubtful scratch dial on the se end of the chancel wall.(cresswell).

Butters, F. C., 1980, Branscombe and the Parish and the Church, 28 (Pamphlet). SDV363022.

There is a 'unique' sundial in the south-east corner of the chancel, the buttress at the angle acting as the gnomon. Another sundial stands over the disused doorway to the tower.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV122051Migrated Record:
SDV122052Migrated Record:
SDV25789Migrated Record: CRESSWELL.
SDV363022Pamphlet: Butters, F. C.. 1980. Branscombe and the Parish and the Church. Paperback Volume. 28.

Associated Monuments

MDV10909Part of: Parish Church of St. Winifred, Branscombe (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:May 23 2019 9:53AM