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Sundial on St Edmund's at Fenny Bentley

St Edmunds sundial Fenny Bentley St Edmunds sundial Fenny Bentley
The sundial on the wall of the tower of St Edmund's church in Fenny Bentley was given by the Revd. Sir Richard Fitzherbert in 1898. It is dated 1766 and came from a ruined cottage. It bears the inscription "Vigil ora, transit hora" which translates as "watch, pray, the hour passes".

It was in finding the correct placing of the dial that led the Rector to discover that church is actually oriented East South East.

A plaque in the church porch indicates that it was restored fairly recently. 

St Edmunds sundial Fenny Bentley


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