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North American Sundial Society

Westminister  

Sundial 378
State/Province:  Vermont Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Horizontal Shadow Plane Condition:  Good
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Location:
  • On the grounds of the Westminister West School, about 7 miles north of Putney, VT on the Westminister West Road, just north of the village of Westminister West.
 
Description:
  • A large shadow plane approximately 10 ft across with a nylon cord for a gnomon. Hour points are painted on the dial. To read local apparent time on this sundial, the user must hold the gnomon cord taut and move until its shadow falls across the center of the dial. The entire dial lies south of the cord's point of attachment.
 
General Information:
  • Owner: Westminister West School
  • Designer: Mac Oglesby
  • Builder: Mac Oglesby assisted by several 4th graders
  • Construction Date: Oct-98
 
References:
  • NASS Compendium Vol 6 No. 3, Sep 1999