Sundials - World's Oldest Clocks

North American Sundial Society


Sundial: 316
State/Province:  District of Columbia Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Horizontal Condition:  Excellent
  Latitude:   38° 55' N Longitude: 77° 4' W .07
  • Beauvoir Elementary School at The National Cathedral. 3500
    Woodley Road, NW.
  • A horizontal dial 26 inches in diameter with a 9 inch gnomon. Has hour and half hour lines from 5 am to 7pm with 10 minute marks. Made of chocolate sandstone. South of the gnomon is an engraving of two children walking under a tree. Designed by John Carmichael
General Information:Inscription:
  • Owner: National Cathedral
  • Inscribed "Beauvoir"
  • Designer: John L. Carmichael
  • Builder: John L. Carmichael
  • Construction Date: 1-Apr-04