ST7413 : Sundial, The Church of St Thomas a Becket

taken 8 years ago, near to Lydlinch, Dorset, Great Britain

Sundial, The Church of St Thomas a Becket
Sundial, The Church of St Thomas a Becket
The sundial is above the south porch.

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
Tuesday, 23 August, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 12 November, 2011
Geographical Context
Village, Rural settlement  Religious sites 
Place (from Tags)
Lydlinch 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 7423 1335 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:55.1418N 2:22.0786W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 7423 1335
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NORTH (about 0 degrees)
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