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Latitude: 55.8136 / 55°48'49"N
Longitude: -4.2408 / 4°14'26"W
OS Eastings: 259681
OS Northings: 660091
OS Grid: NS596600
Mapcode National: GBR 3S.6P35
Mapcode Global: WH3PG.T4RJ
Entry Name: 325 Carmunnock Road, King's Park, Aikenhead House, Sundial
Listing Date: 23 March 1992
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 377599
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB33712
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Linn
Traditional County: Lanarkshire
Dated 1885. Sundial with extravagant mannerist ornament, one of perhaps 3 19th century replicas made of the identical pair of sundials erected at Newbattle in 1635. Ashlar. Sundial proper is a massive octagonal block, with crests and 2 tiers of dials, held by 4 grittins above panelled octagonal base on concentric stepped plinth. Decorative tall obelisk finial on 4 balls above elaborate consoled support.
Copies of the Newbattle dials were made for Lord Haddington and for Lord Hume (this dial is believed to have been made for Douglas Castle) - see MacGibbon and Ross, CASTELLATED AND DOMESTIC ARCHITECTURE OF SCOTLAND, vol V, pp472-4 (description and sketch of Newbattle dial); volume first publishdd 1892, ie after this sundial was made.
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