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MOUNT STUART, SUNDIALLB12054

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
B
Date Added
20/07/1971
Local Authority
Argyll And Bute
Planning Authority
Argyll And Bute
Parish
Kingarth
NGR
NS 10831 59076
Coordinates
210831, 659076

Description

17th century. Grey sandstone ashlar obelisk sundial comprising square-plan pedestal; circular base; square shaft divided on each facet to form 5 compartments; octagonal capital with sloping facets above and below linking shaft and tapering finial; regularly disposed metal gnomons. Inscribed sun motifs set in pedestal facets; heart-shaped, triangular, cut-shaped and circular sinkings set in shaft compartments; reclining and proclining dials above and below capital.

Statement of Special Interest

An interesting and unusual example of the obelisk-style sundial (compare with those at Barnton House, Edinburgh, Barnbougle Castle, Linlithgowshire, Kelburn and Drummond Castles - see illustrations, MacGibbon & Ross). With both shaft and tapering finial measuring 3ft10' and the capital measuring 1ft10', Mount Stuart's dial is 11ft4' high. Originally situated at NS 1089 5903, the sundial was erected in its present position following repairs circa 1960.

References

Bibliography

D MacGibbon & T Ross THE CASTELLATED AND DOMESTIC ARCHITECTURE OF SCOTLAND (reprinted 1977) p407-417; AN INVENTORY OF GARDENS AND DESIGNED LANDSCAPES IN SCOTLAND Vol2 p330; MOUNT STUART HOUSE AND GARDENS (1995), guidebook, p30.

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