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Pomfret  

Sundial 84
State/Province:  Connecticut Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Pillar Condition:  Good
Latitude:   41°53' N Longitude:   72° 58' W
Location:
  • On the front lawn of Pomfret School
    398 Pomfret Street
 
Description:
  • A 22 ft. high stone pillar dial built by William Ross Carpenter as a replica of the famous Charles Turnbull dial of Corpus Christi College in England dating from 1577. The pillar has multiple dials of various types. The Carpenter replica built in 1912 was restored in 1987. Ornate dial furniture with multiple inscriptions. A complex masterpiece. See the NASS Compendium Vol. 2 No. 1 for more details.
 
General Information:
  • Owner: Pomfret School
  • Designer: Charles Turnbull following Nicholas Kratzer
  • Builder: W.R. Carpenter
  • Construction Date: 1912, restored 1987
 
References:
  • Lawrence E. Jones, "The Pomfret Dial"
    NASS Compendium Vol. 2 No. 1, p. 2, March 1995