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Victoria  

Sundial 575
State/Province:  British Columbia Country:  Canada
Dial Type:  Vertical Condition:  Excellent
Latitude:   42° 25' N Longitude:   123° 22' W
Location:
  • Christ Church Anglican Cathedral
    Quadra St. at Burdett St.
    Dial is on the south side above the side entrance near the maze.
 
Description:
  • A 30x20-inch vertical dial declining 7° 33' west of south made of granite inset in a stone wall. A memorial dial for Betty Whitlow commissioned by Dean Brian Whitlow. Inscribed, "IN MEMORIAM BETTY WHITLOW, UXOR MATER DELICTISIMUA, MCMXCVI." Information on EOT and longitude corrections are available just inside the south door of the cathedral.
 
General Information:Inscription:
  • Owner: Anglican Church, Victoria, BC, Canada
  • "IN MEMORIAM BETTY WHITLOW, UXOR MATER DELICTISIMUA, MCMXCVI."
  • Designer: Alan Batten
  • Builder: James Kerr, cathedral architect
  • Construction Date: 2001
 
References: Web Links:
  • "A New Sundial in Victoria," Alan Batten, JRASC August, 2002