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Latitude: 55.0916 / 55°5'29"N
Longitude: -4.0681 / 4°4'5"W
OS Eastings: 268114
OS Northings: 579411
OS Grid: NX681794
Mapcode National: GBR 4Z.PCQR
Mapcode Global: WH4V5.H912
Entry Name: Troquhain Sundial
Listing Date: 23 April 1990
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 334329
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB3317
Building Class: Cultural
County: Dumfries and Galloway
Electoral Ward: Dee and Glenkens
Traditional County: Kirkcudbrightshire
Dial dated 1616, pedestal dated 1855. Early and finely
detailed freestone facet-headed dial; the basic shape is
cubic with sculptured masks set in at angles. Metal (?iron)
gnomons to each face. The sundial rests upon a red sandstone baluster-pedestal of 1855 with the initials GM. EHM. and the
inscription HORAS NON NUMERO NISI SERENUS.
Similar type of dial recorded at Callendar House,
Stirlingshire. MacGibbon and Ross note Troquhain Sundial as
being the earliest known dated dial in Scotland.