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Troquhain Sundial

A Category B Listed Building in Balmaclellan, Dumfries and Galloway

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Coordinates

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

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 334329

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB3317

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Balmaclellan

County: Dumfries and Galloway

Electoral Ward: Dee and Glenkens

Parish: Balmaclellan

Traditional County: Kirkcudbrightshire

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Description

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.

Statement of Interest

Similar type of dial recorded at Callendar House,

Stirlingshire. MacGibbon and Ross note Troquhain Sundial as

being the earliest known dated dial in Scotland.

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