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
Horizontal
Latitude/Longitude
52°41'N 2°57'W
St.Mary's Churchyard, Westbury, Shropshire
Photo By
John Lester
British Grid Reference
SJ 355094
St.Mary's Churchyard, Westbury, Shropshire

The is a modern dial by Silas Higgon and is probably a replacement for an early dial on the old pillar. It shows the hours from V to VII subdivided into halves and quarters, and, on an outer scale, into 5 minute intervals. An equation of time graph is engraved on the south side and there is a 16 point compass rose. The dial plate carries the inscription: "St. Mary's Church Westbury, 1996". It has a decorative gnomon.

J.P. Lester

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