SK9339 : Lord Tyrconnel's Sundial (Moondial)

taken 6 years ago, near to Belton, Lincolnshire, Great Britain

Lord Tyrconnel's Sundial (Moondial)
Lord Tyrconnel's Sundial (Moondial)
Lord Tyrconnel's sundial, in the Dutch Garden, depicts carved limestone figures of Time and an attendant Cherub by Caius Gabriel Cibber, with a bronze sundial by Thomas Wright dated 1725.

This sundial inspired Helen Cresswell's children's book Moondial which was dramatised as a BBC serial in 1988 LinkExternal link )
Belton House :: SK9239
Historic home of the Cust and Brownlow families for over 300 years, Belton House was gifted to The National Trust in 1984 and is visited by over million people a year.
Arguably the finest late 17th century house in England, built for Sir John Brownlow 1685-89 by an unknown architect, sometimes attributed to Sir Christopher Wren, though most likely by Captain William Winde and much altered by James Wyatt in the late 18th century. A National Treasure.
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Date Taken
Friday, 6 September, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 11 September, 2013
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Country estates 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 9301 3942 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:56.6471N 0:37.0387W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 9300 3940
View Direction
North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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Cherub  Time  Sundial  18th Century  Eighteenth Century  National Trust  Visitor Attraction  Garden 

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