A vertical sundial , as the name implies, has its dial mounted vertically, usually on the wall of a building. in distinction to a horizontal dial which has its dial plate placed horizontally, either on the ground or on a pedestal.
  Geographical location Dial Type
5254'N 229'W
St. Mary's Churchyard, Market Drayton, Shropshire
Photo By
Phil Walker
British Grid Reference
SJ 676341
St. Mary's Churchyard, Market Drayton, Shropshire

Drayton features in the Domesday Book and the first. mention of the church is in the 10th century.

The Sundial is in the churchyard and the mottos on the dialplate are:

Time is short, eternity is long


 While you have time, do good

while there is a bronze collar on the stone pedestal with this inscription:

In memory of SP born AD1806 died AD1885. This dial was restored AD1900


In the background of the dial photo, there is the old Grammar School building, attended by Robert Clive, (Clive of India.)

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