Saint Gregories Minster - Kirkdale - Yorkshire
An Inscription on a Sun-Dial at St. Gregories Minster, Kirkdale, Yorkshire. (11th Century)
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" + ORM GAMAL SVNA BOHTE SANCTVS GREGORIVS MINSTER "
Orm the Old's son, bought Saint Gregory's Minster
" ÐONNE HIT WES ÆL TOBROCAN & TOFALAN "
when it was all broken and fallen
" & HE HIT LET MACAN NEWAN FROM GRVNDE CRISTE & SANCTVS GREGORIVS"
and he let it be made new from the ground for Christ and Saint Gregory
" IN EADWARD DAGVM CYNING & IN TOSTI DAGVM EORL + "
in Edward's days as King and in Tosti's days as Earl.
" + ÞIS IS DÆGES SOLMERCA + ÆT ILCVM TIDE + "
+ This is the day's sun-mark + at each time +
" & HAWARÐ ME WROHTE & BRAND PRESBYTERI "
and Haward made me and Brand the Presbyter.
'Edward' was Edward the Confessor and Earl Tosti was Edwards brother-in-law, so the date of rebuilding was between 1041 and 1066.
There is (or was) another sundial at Edstone in Yorkshire with a similar inscription.