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Large Sundial, Schivas House

A Category B Listed Building in Tarves, Aberdeenshire

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Latitude: 57.4215 / 57°25'17"N

Longitude: -2.1731 / 2°10'23"W

OS Eastings: 389704

OS Northings: 836809

OS Grid: NJ897368

Mapcode National: GBR N9Z3.K4K

Mapcode Global: WH9PB.LQFG

Plus Code: 9C9VCRCG+JQ

Entry Name: Large Sundial, Schivas House

Listing Name: House of Schivas, Large Sundial

Listing Date: 16 April 1984

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 349685

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB15983

Building Class: Cultural

ID on this website: 200349685

Location: Tarves

County: Aberdeenshire

Electoral Ward: Turriff and District

Parish: Tarves

Traditional County: Aberdeenshire

Tagged with: Sundial

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17th century, originally at the town house of the Earls
Marischal in Aberdeen, c. 1789 to old house of Rubislaw
and thence to Rubislaw Den. Brought here by Lord Catto.
9' 5" high, 2 hollow dial blocks surmounted by ball finial
standing on a table carried on balusters, moulded base of
same dimensions and step.

Statement of Interest

Note: as rebuilt at Schivas the balusters have been set

Note: as rebuilt at Schivas the balusters have been set

square instead of diagonally and the dimensions of the

table, podium and platform step all reduced. The balusters

are said to have come from the Earl Marischal's house

but were not originally part of the sundial. There are a

few other sundials of lesser note at Schivas, all imported.

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