SU1057 : Sundial, The Church of St Nicholas, Wilsford

taken 8 years ago, near to Wilsford, Wiltshire, Great Britain

Sundial, The Church of St Nicholas, Wilsford
Sundial, The Church of St Nicholas, Wilsford
The sundial is on the church tower.

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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Date Taken
Saturday, 11 June, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 12 June, 2011
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Religious sites 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 10216 57213 [1m precision]
WGS84: 51:18.8363N 1:51.2885W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SU 10216 57213
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