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Nunraw House, Sundial

Sundial (17th Century)

Site Name Nunraw House, Sundial

Classification Sundial (17th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Nunraw Old Abbey

Canmore ID 56444

Site Number NT57SE 5.01

NGR NT 59768 70547

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council East Lothian
  • Parish Garvald And Bara
  • Former Region Lothian
  • Former District East Lothian
  • Former County East Lothian

Archaeology Notes

NT57SE 5.01 59768 70547

See also:

NT57SE 5.00 59753 70615 Nunraw House

NT57SE 5.02 5976 7061 Courtyard Buildings and Squash Court

NT57SE 5.03 59115 70597 North Lodge

(NT 59768 70547) S D (NAT)

OS 25" map (1967)

A 17th century sundial of multi-dialled type stands on the lawn S of Nunraw (NT57SE 5.00).

RCAHMS 1924, visited 1919.

The small dials include dials for Cairo, Ispahan, Jerusalem, Mount Sinai, Jamaica etc, and also Savannah, Philadelphia etc, which shows that it cannot be over 100 years old. The upper part has the usual dials, hollowed and plain.

T Ross 1890.

Architecture Notes

NT57SE 5.01 59768 70547

See also:

NT57SE 5.00 59753 70615 Nunraw House

NT57SE 5.02 5976 7061 Courtyard Buildings and Squash Court

NT57SE 5.03 59115 70597 North Lodge

Activities

Field Visit (29 August 1919)

On the lawn south of the house is a 17th century sundial of multi-dialled type. At base there is a square pedestal on which rests an octagon, bearing a polyhedron. Each facet comprises a dial; the four main facets of the uppermost member contain cupped dials.

RCAHMS 1924, visited 29 August 1919.

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