Sundials - World's Oldest Clocks

North American Sundial Society

South Hadley  

Sundial: 338
State/Province:  Massachusetts Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Horizontal Dial Condition:  Excellent
  Latitude and Longitude: 42° 15.393' N  72° 34.527' W
  • Mount Holyoke College, SW of Abbey Chapel in the center of a garden
  • A small horizontal dial about 16 inches square, with a plain gnomon that rises about 6 inches. Nearby is a building with a hard to find wall dial, covered by ivy. Mayall's 1938 edition of "Sundials" shows the sundial without the ivy. The dial sits on an ornate stone pillar resting on a two-step octagonal base.
General Information:Inscription:
  • Owner: Mount Holyoke College
  • Inscribed "Let others tell of storms and showers / I count only sunny hours"
  • Designer:
  • Builder:
  • Wall Dial in Mayall & Mayall "Sundials" p.38, 1938 edition

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