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Sundial

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Location

Street:West Street
Town:Ditchling
Parish:Ditchling
Council:Lewes District Council
County:East Sussex
Postcode:BN6
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Object setting:Religious
Access is:Public
Location note:In the churchyard of St. Margaret of Antioch Church
In the AZ book:East Sussex
Page:90
Grid reference:E4
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.
Previous location:Garden of the Rangers House in The Royal Park.

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Makers

Name : Joseph Cribb
     Role:Letter carver
Name : Eric Gill
     Role:Letter carver
     Qualify:assisted by

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General Information

Construction period:1911
Installation date:1911
Work is:Extant
Owner custodian:St. Margaret of Antioch Church
Description:A short, rectangular, columnar sundial inscribed on all four sides, set on a chamfered base. The four corner edges of the sundial are bevelled. A bronze sundial plate is set in the top.
Inscription:South face, carved letters underneath a royal crown:

ERECTED.IN.
COMMEMOR-
ATION.OF.THE
CORONATION
OF.KING
GEORGE.V.
57th.MONARCH
OF.ENGLAND
A.D.1911

North face, carved letters, underneath an encircled cross:

THIS.CHURCH
DEDICATED
TO.SAINT
MARGARET
A.D. 90

East face, carved letters:

THIS.DIAL
WAS.ORIG
INALLY.IN
THE.GAR-
DEN.OF.THE
RANGER'S
HOUSE.IN
THE.ROYAL
PARK

West face, carved letters:

ALFRED
THE.GREAT
LORD.OF
THE.MANOR
A.D.871

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Classification

Categories:Functional, Free Standing, Commemorative
Object type1:Street furniture
Object type2:Shaft
Subject type1:Non-figurative

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Object Parts

Part 1:Base
     Material:Roman stone
     Height (cm):5
     Width (cm):50
     Depth (cm):45
Part 2:Sundial
     Material:Roman stone
     Height (cm):75
     Width (cm):30
     Depth (cm):23

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Object Condition

Condition 1 of type:Structural
     Condition 1: Broken or missing parts
     Condition 2: Cracks, splits, breaks, holes
     More details:The gnomon is missing from the sundial plate. The S.W. corner is chipped at the base of the column.
Date of on-site inspection:18/09/2007

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History


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References

Source 1 :
     Title:'Eric Gill and Ditchling: the workshop tradition'
     Type:Book
     Author:Cribb, Ruth & Joe.
     Page:74
     Publisher:Ditchling Museum. Ditchling.


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Author: Anthony McIntosh
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Author: Anthony McIntosh
Copyright: Creative Commons




Author: Anthony McIntosh
Copyright: Creative Commons




Author: Anthony McIntosh
Copyright: Creative Commons

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