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Fettes College, Sundial

A Category A Listed Building in Inverleith, Edinburgh

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.964 / 55°57'50"N

Longitude: -3.2274 / 3°13'38"W

OS Eastings: 323474

OS Northings: 675232

OS Grid: NT234752

Mapcode National: GBR 8F9.RK

Mapcode Global: WH6SL.DCC8

Entry Name: Fettes College, Sundial

Listing Date: 20 January 2004

Category: A

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 397210

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB49628

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Edinburgh

County: Edinburgh

Electoral Ward: Inverleith

Traditional County: Midlothian

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Description

17th century stone sundial. Polyhedral dial stone on moulded baluster and square pedestal with carved heads.

Statement of Interest

The sundial when drawn by MacGibbon and Ross was in the grounds of Warriston House, which had already been demolished. At some point it is thought to have been moved to the terrace at Inverleith House, purchased by the Fettes Trustees in 1863. The sundial was moved to its present position as a central feature in the sunken garden of the

Headmaster?s garden

in 1893. The 1877 OS map shows the distinctive pattern of the sunken garden.

The grounds of Fettes College were laid out in 1863 by Archibald Campbell Swinton, an Edinburgh lawyer and Governor of the College.

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