Sundials - World's Oldest Clocks

North American Sundial Society

Towson  

Sundial: 334
State/Province:  Maryland Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Horizontal Dial Condition:  Fair
  Latitude:   39° 25.000' N Longitude: 76° 35.000' W
Location:
  • Herb Garden of Hampton National Historic Site
    535 Hampton Ln., Towson, MD
    Exit 27B of I695, 2000 feet north.
 
Description:
  • A bronze horizontal dial made inscribed "1715". About 10 inches in diameter with an ornately decorated dial plate.

    The original gnomon has been removed and a modern garden sundial placed over the original dial face; little of the original face is visible. The dial is on a square stone that sits atop a plane square cut stone pillar.
 
General Information:Inscription:
  • Owner:
  • Badly worn inscription is curved across the face of the dial under the gnomon, saying "Time is more sacred than gold"
  • Designer:
  • Builder:
  • Construction Date: 1715