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Midhurst Sundial

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Location

Street:North Street
Town:Midhurst
Parish:Midhurst
Council:Chichester District Council
County:West Sussex
Postcode:GU29
Location on Google Map
Object setting:On building
Access is:Public
Location note:Affixed high on the wall of Chichester District Council Area Office.
In the AZ book:West Sussex
Page:59
Grid reference:H9
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 : Sally Hersh
     Role:Sculptor
Name : Tony P. Brooks

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General Information

Commissioned by: Chichester District Council
Construction period:1996
Installation date:1996
Work is:Extant
Owner custodian:Chichester District Council
Object listing:Not listed
Description:A vertical direct sundial, handcarved and gilded. Inscribed at the bottom of the sundial are the latitude, longitude and declination of the location. A white metal plaque underneath provides an explanation and graph related to local solar time.
Signatures:Gilded signature to bottom right of dial:
Sally Hersh
1996
Inscription:Inscribed at the top of the dial, gilded letters:
MIDHURST
1995

Inscribed at the bottom of the dial, gilded letters:

Latitude: 50°59’15”N Longitude: 0°44’24”W
Declination: S77°40’W

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Classification

Categories:Functional, Commemorative
Object type1:Street furniture
     Object subtype1:Clock
Subject type1:Non-figurative

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Object Parts

Part 1:Sundial
     Material:Black granite with gilded letters
     Height (cm):80
     Width (cm):65
     Depth (cm):4

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Object Condition

Overall condition:Good
Risk assessment:No known risk
Date of on-site inspection:02/04/2008

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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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