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Taggs Island Sundial, Hampton, Surrey, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member AngelPick
N 51° 24.599 W 000° 21.100
30U E 684175 N 5698746
Quick Description: A unique sundial close to the entrance to Taggs Island on Hampton Court Road
Location: South East England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 5/14/2011 3:53:44 AM
Waymark Code: WMBF60
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team
Views: 2

Long Description:
The plaque reads
“This unique sundial designed specifically for Taggs Island consists of 13 fins a hemisphere and rings which represent the tropics of Capricorn and Cancer and two polar circles. This dial has been made for the exact latitude and longitude of Taggs Island.
To read Greenwich Mean Time on the dial one must find the opposing hour fins both bathed in sunlight. The shadow cast by these fins is shown on a band engraved in 30 minute intervals and as such at half past the hour the shadow will be to the left hand side of the fin. Where there is no shadow cast by a particular fin the time is on the hour. MCMXCIX.”

I think you will agree this is a “unique” sundial and one I have never seen before.
Sundial Type: Other

Related Web Site: Not listed

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