Sundials - World's Oldest Clocks

North American Sundial Society

Kennett Square  

Sundial 329
State/Province:  Pennsylvania Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Horizontal Condition:  Excellent
Latitude:   39° 52' 22" N Longitude:   73° 40' 29" W
Location:
  • Longwood Gardens on US 1
    In Peony Garden before the pine trees.
    East Tour
 
Description:
  • Dating from 1976, this "secret" garden room (once a sundial garden with boxwood parterre) was designed by Thomas Church and is on the western side of the 1908 Square Fountain pool. The ground level horizontal dial is limestone with an iron gnomon. Hour lines identified by Roman numerals; hours divided into minutes. Hour line distribution adjusted for style width. EoT engraved on PM side of dial face. Dial sits atop a large mortared stone base.
 
General Information:
  • Owner: Longwood Gardens
  • Designer: George Bailey
  • Builder:
  • Construction Date: 1840-45 ?