TQ3081 : Column at Seven Dials

taken 1 month ago, near to London, City of London, Great Britain

Column at Seven Dials
Column at Seven Dials
In the midst of the West end. Seven Dials was originally laid out by Thomas Neale, MP in the early 1690s, who cleverly laid out the area in a series of triangles to maximise the number of houses as rentals were charged per foot of frontage and not per square foot of interiors.

Neale commissioned England's leading stonemason, Edward Pierce, to design and construct the Sundial Pillar in 1693-4 as the centrepiece of his development in Seven Dials. The Pillar was topped by six sundial faces, the seventh 'style' being the column itself. It was regarded as one of London's 'great public ornaments' and the layout and identity of the area revolves around it. LinkExternal link (Archive LinkExternal link )
Seven Dials
Seven Dials is a small but well-known road junction in the West End of London where seven streets converge. At the centre of the circular space is a pillar bearing six sundials, a result of the pillar being commissioned before a late stage alteration of the plans from an original six roads.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 13 September, 2017   (more nearby)
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Wednesday, 13 September, 2017
Geographical Context
Business, Retail, Services  City, Town centre 
Place (from Tags)
London 
Primary Subject of Photo
Pillar 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 30073 81079 [1m precision]
WGS84: 51:30.8202N 0:7.6143W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 30084 81054
View Direction
North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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