SU2741 : Sundial, St Leonard's Church

taken 8 years ago, near to Grateley, Hampshire, Great Britain

Sundial, St Leonard's Church
Sundial, St Leonard's Church
The sundial with the date 1784 on it has been somewhat spoilt with the addition of a modern lamp hanging from it.

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
Sunday, 26 February, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 5 March, 2012
Geographical Context
Village, Rural settlement  Religious sites 
Place (from Tags)
Grateley 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 2755 4196 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:10.5730N 1:36.4366W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 2755 4196
View Direction
NORTH (about 0 degrees)
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