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Saughton Public Park, Rose Garden, Sundial

A Category C Listed Building in Edinburgh, Edinburgh

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.9345 / 55°56'4"N

Longitude: -3.249 / 3°14'56"W

OS Eastings: 322068

OS Northings: 671980

OS Grid: NT220719

Mapcode National: GBR 89N.C3

Mapcode Global: WH6SS.234B

Entry Name: Saughton Public Park, Rose Garden, Sundial

Listing Date: 10 October 2007

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 365307

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB27936

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Edinburgh

County: Edinburgh

Town: Edinburgh

Electoral Ward: Fountainbridge/Craiglockhart

Traditional County: Midlothian

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Description

Mid 19th century incorporating 17th century fabric. Tall, ornately decorated baluster sundial raised on two octagonal steps. Inscription panels at base enclosed by bracketed legs; baluster shaft above with foliate carving supporting circular drum with neoclassical urns, putti and swags in relief; 4 dials above; tapered finial ornamented with scrolled brackets.

Statement of Interest

The sundial at Saughton Park is a large and elaborate example of a baluster sundial, with detailed carving and several inscriptions. The dials and finial are 17th century and the rest is a 19th century reworking. The dial is a remaining vestige of Saughton House, a 17th century villa that burned down in the mid 20th century.

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