Sundials - World's Oldest Clocks

North American Sundial Society

Victoria  

Sundial: 753
State/Province:  British Columbia Country:  Canada
Dial Type:  Horizontal Dial Condition:  Good
  Latitude and Longitude: 48° 25.983' N  123° 28.500' W
Location:
  • Hatley Castle in Hatley Park
    Center of Rose Garden
    Royal Roads University
    2005 Sooke Road
    Victoria
    Vancouver Island
 
Description:
  • A 12 inch diameter cast bronze horizontal dial with hour lines, quarter-hour marks and Roman hour numerals. Dial face includes a central compass rose with cardinal directions. Dial sits atop a cast concrete pedestal sculptured with curves, fronds and cherubs.

    Hatley Castle was the stately mansion for the Dunsmuir family, built in 1908 by James Dunsmuir, whose father Robert had built Craigdarroch Castle in downtown Victoria. This is one of numerous common-design sundials in Victoria.
 
General Information:Inscription:
  • Owner: Royal Roads University
  • I COUNT ONLY THE SUNNY HOURS
  • Designer:
  • Builder:
 

Last Revised: 6/26/2012 14:13
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