SX7087 : Sundial, St Michael's Church

taken 10 years ago, near to Chagford, Devon, Great Britain

Sundial, St Michael's Church
Sundial, St Michael's Church
The slate sundial has a brass pointer and dates from the late 17th or early 18th century.

Sundials or sun clocks are considered to be the oldest known device for the measurement of time and one of the most ancient scientific instruments.
The oldest known true sundial was built around 1500BC in Egypt. Shaped like a letter 'L' the length of the shadow cast by the vertical leg along the horizontal leg indicated the time. The Romans perfected the horizontal sundial we know today and invented portable travelling versions.
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Thursday, 8 July, 2010   (more nearby)
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Sunday, 8 August, 2010
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Sundial   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 70152 87511 [1m precision]
WGS84: 50:40.3644N 3:50.3377W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SX 70152 87511
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