“Have you an image of an old Sundial?” asked the editor. “preferably on a Church Steeple”….my answer was yes, and it was his lucky day as like all good suppliers, he could have ‘2 for the price of 1’. Now before you admire my generosity you better view the picture.
Both Sundials date to the 18th century and the inscription on the one to the right reads Lux Umbra Dei translated as ‘light is the shadow of God’.
The Sundials can be found on the same steeple of Saint Andrews Church, Naunton, Gloucestershire.
The church built of golden Cotswold stone dates back to the 15th century, but like most churches of that era replaces an even older Saxon church and lies in the heart of a Cotswold village and ancient Gloucestershire farming community.
I have few notes so can tell you little more about its history other than to add that it is well worth a visit………particularly on a late summers evening when the stone work glows at its best and the church yard has an ethereal golden light.