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- HER number: MEL1146
- Site Name: Lennoxlove, Sundial
- Grid Reference: 351527 672069
- Civil Parish:
- Description: NT57SW 57 51555 72040.
(NT 51555 72040) S D (NAT)
OS 25" map (1966)
Sundial, Lennoxlove: This sundial stands in the formal garden E of Lennoxlove. On a base of two octagonal steps stands a lady in 17th century court dress, supporting a polygonal block with seventeen dials, on her head. The figure is 3ft 11 1/2 ins high, the dial stone 1ft 2 1/2 ins high, and the steps are each 8 ins high. It comes from Northbar House, Renfrewshire (NS46NE 3) and bears the initials of Donald MacGilchrist, who built that house, with the date 1679.
T Ross 1890; RCAHMS 1924, visited 1920; C McWilliam 1978
The sundial is by James Gifford of West Linton. Information from RCAHMS (KD), March 2002.
Historic Scotland Listed Building Description: Dated 1679, standing in 20th century formal garden to E of main house. Carved stone sundial in form of caryatid, ie young woman in formal dress holding fan and rose, on octagonal stepped plinth and supporting multi-faceted block with 17 dials and cups. Copper gnomons.
- For more information contact: East Lothian Council HER
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- Bibliographic reference: Ross, T. 1890. 'Ancient sundials of Scotland (with illustrations)', Proc Soc Antiq Scot Vol. 24 1889-90, p.161-273. 246-7.
- Bibliographic reference: RCAHMS. 1924. The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments and Constructions of Scotland. Eighth report with inventory of monuments and constructions in the county of East Lothian. 46, No.70(b). fig.82.
- Bibliographic reference: McWilliam, C E. 1978a. Lothian except Edinburgh. 281.
- Bibliographic reference: Hynd, N. 1984. 'Towards a study of gardening in Scotland from the 16th to the 18th centuries', p.269-84. 282.