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Sundial, Lochinch Castle

A Category B Listed Building in Mid Galloway and Wigtown West, Dumfries and Galloway

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Latitude: 54.9145 / 54°54'52"N

Longitude: -4.9565 / 4°57'23"W

OS Eastings: 210598

OS Northings: 561758

OS Grid: NX105617

Mapcode National: GBR GH4Q.GF8

Mapcode Global: WH2S7.TQZT

Plus Code: 9C6QW27V+RC

Entry Name: Sundial, Lochinch Castle

Listing Name: Sundial to W of Lochinch Castle

Listing Date: 28 January 2000

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 394024

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB46688

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Inch

County: Dumfries and Galloway

Electoral Ward: Mid Galloway and Wigtown West

Parish: Inch

Traditional County: Wigtownshire

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Late 17th century (shaft and steps) sundial, replacement polygonal dial, 1889. Circular stone steps (approximately 10 feet in diameter). Ionic-capitalled column carved with spiralling vines; ovolo moulding; polygonal faced dial; cup hollows to alternative faces; ball finial at apex.

Statement of Interest

Sundial is notable for its unusual polygonal faced form and carved column (moved to this site from Castle Kennedy). See separate list descriptions for the 2 other sundials which stand in the gardens of Lochinch Castle. Other listings on the Lochinch Heritage Estate include Balker Farmhouse, Balker Lodge, Black Loch Boathouse, Black Stables Cottage, Canal Cottage, Castle Kennedy, Castle Kennedy Bridge, Castle Kennedy gatepiers, gates and boundary walls, Castle Kennedy Lodge, Castle Kennedy Walled Garden, East Lodge, Garden Cottage, Ice House, Kennels, Kennel's House, Kitchen Garden, Lochinch Castle, Lochinch Stable Court, Main Lodge, Main Lodge gatepiers, gates and boundary walls, Old Parish Church, Old Parish Church graveyard, 2 additional Sundials and White Loch Boathouse.

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