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Jamestown  

Sundial: 724
State/Province:  Virginia Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Horizontal Dial Condition:  Fair
  Latitude and Longitude: 37° 12.599' N  76° 46.779' W
Location:
  • Yardley House in Historic Jamestown
    204 Franklin Street
    Jamestown
 
Description:
  • A 15 inch octagonal bronze horizontal dial with a bronze gnomon. Dial face shows hour, half-hour, quarter-hour and 5-inute marks with Roman hour numerals. The gnomon is damaged and analysis shows the dial hour lines are laid out for approximately 45° latitude instead of the local 37° latitude. The dial is on a white granite pillar.
 
General Information:Inscription:
  • Owner: Preservation Virginia, Jamestown
  • TIME IS VALUABLE
    PRESENTED BY THE NEWINGTON BRANCH OF THE ASSOCIATION FOR THE PRESERVATION OF VIRGINIA ANTIQUITIES 1907
  • Designer:
  • Builder:
  • Construction Date: 1907
 

Last Revised: 7/23/2011 11:15
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