Fragment of a stone sundial

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From near Kilchoman House, Islay, Argyll

Postcard of Fragment of a stone sundial.
© National Museums Scotland

Fragment of a stone sundial

This fragment from a sundial was found in 1964 at the foot of Craig More, near Kilchoman House on Islay in Argyll.

Broken fragment of a scratch dial of grey schist, found in 1954 in the scree at the foot of Craig More, near Kilchoman House, Islay

Stone 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: 000-100-001-554-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.NL 79
Date: 17th century
Material: Schist, grey
Dimensions: 160 mm H x 150 mm W x 50 mm
What: Dial, scratch / fragment
Subject: Jewellery: clocks, watches (NMAS Classification)
Where: Scotland, Argyll, Islay, Craig More, Kilchoman House
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