This award-winning sundial (British Sundial Society's 2nd National
Awards, 2000) is an Equatorial Sundial, so called because its
dial plate lies parallel to the equator. Because the sun is north
of the equator for half the year and south of it for the other
half, the sun will shine on the upper dial plate between mid March
and late September. It shines on the lower dial the remainder
of the year.
The Equatorial Sundial includes an integral lathe-turned, solid
natural Ancaster stone pedestal and has inset bronze decorative
rings around the dialstone and column. The bronze 'chapter' ring
shows the time, a calendar, the signs of the Zodiac in their correct
positions and duration, the Equation of Time (converting sun time
to clock time) and a subsidiary dial beneath the main dial plate
which shows the time during the winter months. Each Equatorial
Sundial is made to be accurate for its specific location. Alternative
stones are available: Portland, Westmorland Slate, etc.
Price: £10,750 ex workshop.
(Prices may vary
according to stone chosen)