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Icosahedral Sundial, Marsden Park, Nelson, Lancashire

Icosahedral, or twenty-sided sundial that tells the time in various places all around the world that were influential when it was designed in the 1840s. The many gnomons tell the time in places such as Washington, Moscow, Rome, Jerusalem, Calcutta, St Helena and the Cape of Good Hope.

The sundial was designed by Thornber and Kippax, and according to an inscription on one of the faces was first installed on June 15th 1841. Originally positioned to the south-east of the Roman Baths it was moved to its present location in the 1930s.

It was commissioned by R.T. Walton who was a 19th century descendant of the de Walton family. Edward III gave the land here to Richard de Walton in the 14th century and the family remained here until 1911, when they ran out of male heirs and the property was purchased by the local authority.
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Dec 04 2011 21:47 GMT Hamin PRO
Spendiforous - ! a wow - and a Bravissiomo to u Meg !
Dec 04 2011 23:47 GMT Bellavista
Interesting sundial Meg!
Dec 05 2011 00:08 GMT hans55 PRO
a sundial ?? ... i thought you captured a allien !! :-))
Dec 05 2011 06:08 GMT Annamaria
Its great!! I like it a lot, Meg!! ;-)
Dec 05 2011 21:19 GMT yvon
a special one
Dec 06 2011 19:47 GMT Grumpi
Hello meg. Nice to see you again :-)
Dec 06 2011 20:06 GMT T1MELESS PRO
Anyone got the time.:-))
Dec 06 2011 23:00 GMT junne PRO
wow, what an idea. great find
Dec 13 2011 11:43 GMT RTW
It has to be a British creation..............
Dec 25 2011 02:47 GMT RTW
All the best to you and your family for 2012 my friend.......Reg
Dec 28 2011 02:00 GMT megmet PRO
Some to you Reg.....have a good one!
Jan 04 2012 01:41 GMT sini
Jan 24 2012 02:20 GMT julie13
this is really unusual, very clever the way it is made,