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SUNDIAL at St Helens church DARLEY DALE

sundial at St Helens church Darley Dale
Set high in the battlemented wall of St Helens church at Darley Dale is a stone wall dial. The face of the dial is badly eroded. It has a scroll work gnomon made of iron.
The sundial was erected on the church of St Helen by Rev.William Wray in the 18th century to encourage punctuality amongst his parishioners, who, in his opinion, spent too much time gossiping under the ancient yew tree.
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