3 October - Archaeology - Mass Dial ?

More inscribed stone from our excavations at Holy Trinity church, Minchinhampton. This time a small fragment with circles and scribed radii. At first glance it looks like a Mass dial, a form of sun dial used to tell time for services, however it is very small and the scratches are very shallow compared to most examples, and there isn't really a hole for the gnomon - the stick that casts the shadow

Chiz Harward BA MCIfA   Urban Archaeology

MassDial