Sundial from Wrychtis House, Edinburgh

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Postcard of Sundial from Wrychtis House, Edinburgh.
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Sundial from Wrychtis House, Edinburgh

This 17th-century lectern sundial from Woodhouselee in Midlothian was formerly at Wrychtis House in Edinburgh.

The sundial has a twisted ornamental shaft.

Sundials, showing the time both at home and around the world, were very popular in the planned gardens of castles and mansion houses in 17th-century Scotland. They reflected the growing interest in science and the natural world.

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Online ID: 000-100-001-552-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.NL 73
Date: 17th century
Material: Stone
Dimensions: 1880 mm H x 400 mm L x 390 mm W
What: Sundial, lectern
Subject: Jewellery: clocks, watches (NMAS Classification)
Where: Midlothian, Edinburgh (Wrychtis House)
Scotland, Midlothian, Woodhouselee
Description: Sundial of the lectern type with a twisted ornamental shaft, from Woodhouselee, Midlothian, formerly at Wrychtis House, Edinburgh, 17th century
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