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South Church Street, Sundial

A Category C Listed Building in Callander, Stirling

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.2422 / 56°14'32"N

Longitude: -4.2139 / 4°12'49"W

OS Eastings: 262898

OS Northings: 707728

OS Grid: NN628077

Mapcode National: GBR 11.BM9F

Mapcode Global: WH4NH.7CNG

Entry Name: South Church Street, Sundial

Listing Date: 24 May 2000

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 394541

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB47152

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Callander

County: Stirling

Electoral Ward: Trossachs and Teith

Traditional County: Perthshire

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Description

Loch Lomond And Trossachs National Park Planning Authority

Dated 1753. Of good local historical and architectural merit, the sundial was brought from the garden of the Roman Camp House (now hotel, see separate listing) in the early 20th century. Gifted to the people of Callander by Lord Esher the owner of the Roman Camp House at that time. The south end of South Church Street has recently been subject to a programme of urban landscaping with the sundial incorporated into the scheme.

White limestone sundial comprising of a circular shaft with an elaborate Ionic capital on a moulded base. The capital is surmounted by a flat square head with a metal dial. The shaft inscribed with date '1753' and the inscription ' I mark not the hours unless they bring light, I mark not the hours of darkness and night, My promise is only to follow the sun, And point out the course his chariot doth run'.

Statement of Interest

It is hard to establish the original provenance of the sundial as Viscount Esher appears to have been a great collector of objects amassing a good deal of them for the garden of the Roman Camp - including an antique Italian wellhead. For further information about Viscount Esher please see Roman Camp Hotel list description.

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