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Old Barskimming, Sundial

A Category C Listed Building in Stair, East Ayrshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.4964 / 55°29'47"N

Longitude: -4.4044 / 4°24'15"W

OS Eastings: 248208

OS Northings: 625141

OS Grid: NS482251

Mapcode National: GBR 3L.VV56

Mapcode Global: WH3QY.93XQ

Entry Name: Old Barskimming, Sundial

Listing Date: 19 March 1993

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 353588

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB19263

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Stair

County: East Ayrshire

Electoral Ward: Doon Valley

Parish: Stair

Traditional County: Ayrshire

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Description

Sundial formed by 4 clustered octagonal red ashlar columns set on a round cream ashlar base and wide stepped plinth, surmounted by a corniced ashlar cap.

Statement of Interest

The plinth is inscribed 'Hundreds of years a bridge I weathered sun and shade, and now a shade and sun My life is made', suggesting that the sundial was constructed from masonry formerly used in a bridge, perhaps that which preceded the later 18th century Barskimming New Bridge.

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