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North American Sundial Society

Victoria  

Sundial: 924
State/Province:  British Columbia Country:  Canada
Dial Type:  Horizontal Dial Condition:  
  Latitude and Longitude: 48° 27.723' N  123° 21.746' W
Location:
  • Beacon Hill Park, in the center of the rose garden near the washrooms
 
Description:
  • A standard cast bronze sundial, 12 inches in diameter. It shows solar time with Roman numerals from V to VII with noon as XII. Also marked are the half and quarter hours. The hour lines and gnomon angle are correct for the latitude. The gnomon root is in the center of the circular casting in the center of the wind rose showing the cardinal directions.
 
General Information:Inscription:
  • Owner: Victoria Parks
  • I COUNT ONLY THE SUNNY HOURS
  • Designer:
  • Builder: Round Table Club
  • Construction Date: 1947
 
References:
  • Other dials in the Victoria area with the same cast base plate in the NASS registry are:
    736 Langford, Royal Canadian Mounted Police station
    749 Sidney, Town Hall
    752 BC Government House, Rockland
    753 Hatley Castle, Royal Roads University,
    755 BC Legislature Rose Garden
    756 Royal Victoria Yacht Club

Last Revised: 2018-10-07 17:58
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