St Michael's Church, Edstone, North Yorkshire

Title

St Michael's Church, Edstone, North Yorkshire

Subject

Archaeology

Description

St Michael's Church in Edstone (or Great Edstone) is located on the edge of a hill overlooking the Ings and the Hambleton Hills The church is Saxon in origin, and it is well known for its late Saxon sundial situated above the door. It is very similar to the Saxon sundial at St Gregory's Minster.

The sundial reads (left) LOTHAN ME WROHTE ('Lothan made me'), and above the sundial is the Latin inscription OROLGIUM VIATORUM ('The Wayfarers' Clock').

The church also preserves a Norman font. The church was rebuilt in the thirteenth century.

Creator

Kelly A. Kilpatrick

Date

Late Saxon, Norman, 13th, 18th and 19th centuries

Language

English

Date Created

2010-09-19

Files

St Michael's Church, Edstone, North Yorkshire
the Saxon Sundial, St Michael's Church, Edstone, North Yorkshire
Saxon Sundial, St Michael's Church, Edstone, North Yorkshire

Citation

Kelly A. Kilpatrick, “St Michael's Church, Edstone, North Yorkshire,” Woruldhord, accessed October 23, 2017, http://poppy.nsms.ox.ac.uk/woruldhord/items/show/383.

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