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Sundial (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Lennoxlove

Classification Sundial (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Lennoxlove House Policies

Canmore ID 56548

Site Number NT57SW 57

NGR NT 51555 72040

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council East Lothian
  • Parish Haddington
  • Former Region Lothian
  • Former District East Lothian
  • Former County East Lothian

Archaeology Notes

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.

Architecture Notes


The caryatid sundial may have occupied both NT 51555 72040 and NT 51554 72063

(RCAHMS SR 09/03)


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