The British Sundial Society

Promoting the Art and Science of Gnomonics since 1989
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General view of the sculpture

The West Port
West Lothian

Longitude: 3.6º West
Latitude: 55.96º North

Client: West Lothian Council; Commissioned from the Provost’s Fund
Designed and made by Tim Chalk
Concrete casting by Gray Concrete
Bronze casting by Powderhall Bronze

Commissioned October 2009
Completed March 2011

Dial Type: Free standing Horizontal Dial
Materials: Bronze, Cast Glass reinforced Concrete, Granite Setts
Dimensions: 2 metres(h) x 1.2 metres(w) x 1 metre(d)

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This sundial was inspired by the fashion for Egyptian motifs, colours and symbolism in Art Deco of the 1920s.

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Completed in 2013 and designed by Dr Peter Bristow, it is one of four made for his garden in Oxfordshire by Harriet James.

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View of the front of the finished Sundial

Strathallan School

Client: Strathallan School
Longitude: 3.5º West
Latitude: 56.35º North

Designed and made by Tim Chalk

Commissioned April 2014, completed October 2014

Dial Type: Free standing Vertical Dial
Materials: Cast Glass reinforced Concrete with bronze and sandblasted glass details
Dimensions: 1.2 metres diameter x 100mm deep

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Detail of the completed Sundial

Rutland Square Gardens
Rutland Square
Edinburgh EH1 2AS

Client: The Rutland Square Garden Association
Longitude: 3.2º West
Latitude: 55.9º North

Designed and made by Tim Chalk
Commissioned July 2014
Completed April 2015

Dial Type: Equatorial Dial
Materials: Cast Glass reinforced Concrete with bronze and gold leaf details
Dimensions: 400mm diameter

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We have recently suffered from extended disruptions to the BSS website. It was not available between 12th. and 20th. January and, although it went live again on the 21st., this was an out-of-date version that did not include a number of recent posts. In addition, access to the admin side of the site was not restored until the 29th. All these issues – the interruption, the delay and the loss of recent posts – were caused by our hosting service. This is a most unsatisfactory state of affairs for which I apologise.

My immediate priority is to recreate the December updates and to post a number of other new items that have been held up. I will also be evaluating ways in which we can avoid these interruptions in future.

Apologies again for the extended interruption and please watch this space for updates – thank you.