SU1429 : Sundial on Malmesbury House, The Close, Salisbury

taken 11 years ago, near to Salisbury, Wiltshire, Great Britain

Sundial on Malmesbury House, The Close, Salisbury
Sundial on Malmesbury House, The Close, Salisbury
The bottom black plaque reads:-
An important timely point of interest to the passer by...

In the year of our Lord 1752, the Reformation of the Calendar took place - see the Wall Dial above dated 1749. This Julian calendar made the year too short, thus the accumulated error amounted to eleven days. England adopted the Gregorian calendar, so the next day after Sept 2nd 1752 became Sept 14th 1752.

Malmesbury House 1989
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Sunday, 18 June, 2006   (more nearby)
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Tuesday, 20 June, 2006
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OSGB36: geotagged! SU 1451 2963 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:3.9494N 1:47.6583W
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