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Bala Cynwyd  

Sundial: 1023
State/Province:  Pennsylvania Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Vertical Dial Condition:  Good
  Latitude and Longitude: 40° 0.983' N  75° 13.200' W
Location:
  • West Laurel Hill Cemetery
    225 Belmont Ave, Bala Cynwyd, PA

    In the Old Bell Tower next to the Conservatory
 
Description:
  • This is a statuary of a saddened maiden leaning over a vertical dial. The hour lines are thick lines radiating from the foot of the gnomon from 5am to 5pm. The maiden's hand lays over the bronze gnomon. In the center of the dial is a compass rose. This may be an 18th century statuary, a cast copy of a dial and statue in London.
 
General Information:Inscription:
  • Owner: West Laurel Cemetery
  • Unreadable inscription circling the base of the statue
  • Designer: unknown
  • Builder: unknown
 

Last Revised: 2021-08-15 16:56

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