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
Vertical
Latitude/Longitude
52°20'N 2°35'W
St. John the Baptist's Church, Nash, Shropshire
Photo By
John Lester
British Grid Reference
SO 603718
St. John the Baptist's Church, Nash, Shropshire

This wooden vertical south dial is overhung by the eaves and guttering which probably limits its usefulness, especially in the summer, except in the middle of the day. There was probably more of the gnomon than can be seen today, part having rusted away. It shows hours from VI to VI, not subdivided. The dial plate is cracked on the afternoon side.

J P Lester

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