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St. Johns  

Sundial 132
State/Province:  Newfoundland Country:  Canada
Dial Type:  Armillary Condition:  Good
Latitude:   47° 34.300' N Longitude:   54° 43.904' W
Location:
  • Memorial University Campus
 
Description:
  • A 38.5 inch diameter bronze armillary with equatorial, meridian and horizon rings and with Roman hour numerals. Dial sits atop a six foot high concrete pedestal. The dial was restored in 1999 by Memorial University's Technical Services Department to celebrate the Festival of Anniversaries.

    Lord Taylor, Memorial University's president in the early 1970's, found this 18th century reproduction dial in England and brought it to the university. It has become Memorial University's symbol of exploration and discovery in the world of research.
 
General Information:
  • Owner: Memorial University
  • Designer:
  • Builder: Crowther of Syon Lodge Limited, London
  • Construction Date: August 1971; restoration September 1999
 

Last Revised: 7/4/2013 21:22