Sundials - World's Oldest Clocks

North American Sundial Society

Newport  

Sundial: 671
State/Province:  Rhode Island Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Vertical Dial Condition:  Good
  Latitude:   41° 28.410' N Longitude: 71° 17.930' W
Location: Access: This is a private dial. See below for access details.
  • Salve Regina University
    100 Ochre Point Avenue
    Newport
    Ochre Court, south side of building
 
Description:
  • An 8x8 foot vertical dial of carved stone with hour lines and Arabic numerals and with Zodiacal symbols around dial perimeter. Dial declines to the west and has a bronze gnomon.

    Access to view dial is available to all campus visitors.
 
General Information:
  • Owner: Salve Regina University
  • Designer: Richard Morris Hunt
  • Builder: Ogden Goelet
  • Construction Date: 1888-1891