Kirkdale sundial

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thumb|right|Kirkdale sundialThe Saxon sundial at St Gregory's Minster, Kirkdale, near Kirkbymoorside, North Yorkshire, England dates to the mid 11th century. The panel containing the actual sundial above the church doors is flanked by two panels, bearing an inscription in Old English:
+ ORM GAMAL / SVNA BOHTE SCS / GREGORIVS MIN / STER ÐONNE HI / T ǷFS ÆL TOBRO // CAN ⁊ TOFALAN ⁊ HE / HIT LET MACAN NEǷAN FROM / GRVNDE ΧΡE ⁊ SCS GREGORI / VS IN EADǷARD DAGVM CNG / IN TOSTI DAGVM EORL +
Orm Gamal suna bohte Sanctus Gregorius minster ðonne hit wæs æl tobrocan and tofalan, and he hit let macan newan from grunde Christe et Sancti Gregori, in Eadward dagum cuning, in Tosti dagum eorl. (ǷFS being a mistake for ǷES or ǷÆS)
"Orm son of Gamal son bought St. Gregory's minster when it was all broken and fallen down and he let it be made new from the ground, for Christ and St. Gregory, in the days of Edward king, in the days of Tosti the eorl"
thumb|right|St Gregory's MinsterThe sundial itself is inscribed with
+ ÞIS IS DÆGES SOLMERCA + / ÆT ILCVM TIDE
þis is dæges solmerca, æt ilcum tide.
"This is the day's sun-marker, at every tide."
And at the bottom of the central panel is the line
+⁊ HAǷARÐ ME ǷROHTE ⁊ BRAND / PRS
and Haward me wrohte, and Brand, presbyter(i).
"And Haward wrought me, and Brand, priest(s)."


The reference is to Edward the Confessor and Earl Tostig, Edward's brother-in-law, who was the son of Earl......
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