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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
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 394541
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB47152
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Trossachs and Teith
Traditional County: Perthshire
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'.
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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