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Sungod

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Author: Anthony McIntosh
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Location

Street:North Street
Town:Horsham
Parish:Horsham
Council:Horsham District Council
County:West Sussex
Postcode:RH12
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Object setting:Garden
and in:Public Park
Access is:Public
Location note:In the centre of Park House Garden, Horsham Park
In the AZ book:West Sussex
Page:26
Grid reference:A9
The A-Z books used are A-Z East Sussex and A-Z West Sussex (Editions 1A 2005). Geographers' A-Z Map Company Ltd. Sevenoaks.

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Makers

Name : John Skelton
     Role:Sculptor

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General Information

Construction period:1991
Work is:Extant
Owner custodian:Horsham District Council
Object listing:Not listed
Description:A brick and tile circular base set in the centre of a garden. The gnomon is in the form of a stylised male face. The numbers are inscribed on stone blocks that are set onto the base. The motto is inscribed on the face of these stone blocks.
Inscription:The motto is spelled out on the face of each of the blocks with numbers inscribed:

VIII VII VI V IIII III II I XII XI X IX VIII VII VI V IIII
HO RA S N ON NU M E RO N I SI SE R E N AS

Metal plaque on the upper face of the base:

''I COUNT NOT THE HOURS UNLESS THEY BE HAPPY''
SUNGOD BY JOHN SKELTON

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Classification

Categories:Functional, Free Standing, Abstract
Object type1:Sculpture
     Object subtype1:Sundial
Subject type1:Mythological

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Object Parts

Part 1:Base
     Material:Brick and tile
     Height (cm):40
     Width (cm):400
     Depth (cm):400
Part 2:Sculpture
     Material:Stone
     Height (cm):90
     Width (cm):20
     Depth (cm):65

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Object Condition

Overall condition:Good
Risk assessment:No known risk
Condition 1 of type:Structural
     Condition 1: Cracks, splits, breaks, holes
     More details:There is evidence that at some time the gnomon was broken off about midway down. The repair to the sculpture is clearly visible.
Date of on-site inspection:11/09/2007

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History

History:The sundial replaced an earlier model in Park House Garden.

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References

Source 1 :
     Title:'Memorials, Monuments and Modern Memorabilia of Horsham'
     Type:Book
     Author:Salt, Dennis.
     Edition:2nd.
     Page:1
     Publisher:The Horsham Society.


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Author: Anthony McIntosh
Copyright: Creative Commons




Author: Anthony McIntosh
Copyright: Creative Commons




Author: Anthony McIntosh
Copyright: Creative Commons




Author: Anthony McIntosh
Copyright: Creative Commons

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