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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
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 365307
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB27936
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Fountainbridge/Craiglockhart
Traditional County: Midlothian
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.
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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