Stainless Steel Sundials by Spot-on Sundials

Stainless Steel Sundials in their setting

Click on location for a map showing the locations of our stainless steel dials, some of which are accessible to members of the public

Press pictures Many of the pictures below are linked to high-resolution versions, which may be freely used provided that due acknowledgement is made to www.stainless-sundials.com

Sundial in National Arboretum near Lichfield, UK - a memorial to a soldier who died in the Falkland Islands 420 x 420 mm. stainless sundial mounted on a natural stone plinth

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Memorial sundial in a garden in Florida, USA 240 x 240 sundial

Stainless steel sundials show excellent reflections

 Stainless sundial memorial in a garden

Sundial at the visitor centre of a major charity in Bedfordshire, England 420 x 420 mm sundial on a reconsititued stone plinth

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 Stainless steel sundial at a visitor centre
stainless steel sundials give superb reflections which arouse people's curiosity

The visitor centre

 Stainless sundial and the visitor seating area

The outdoor visitor seating area

Sundial at the world HQ of a major international charity in Switzerland 420 x 420 mm sundial on a medieval stone column

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 stainless sudial in an office landscape

Path into the wilderness area

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The sundial is outide the staff canteen and leisure area

The international headquarters

A sundial outside a Scottish baronial mansion 300 x 300 mm. sundial on an existing base

A turreted house in Scotland with its sundial

Sundial presented to a Berkshire care home by a resident on her 100th birthday 420 x 420 mm sundial on a Haddonstone plinth

the hundredth birthday commemorative sundial

Dial engraving filled with black for the convenience of elderly residents

The care home with its sundial
Care home with its sundial

Each ground-floor resident has their own little garden

Sundial in the playground of a large public park in High Wyombe 420 x 420 mm sundial on an existing Victorian plinth

sundial feature in a public park

Stainless sundial installed on a Victorian plinth

The sundial provides a unique educational experience for users of the playground

The Spot-On Sundial in a new prestige housing development in south-west London Special 450 mm. circular sundial on a marble plinth

The sundial with its handsome marble plinth, and part of Imperial Park beyond

The sundial marks the transition between the concourse of the housing development and the park which is an integral part of the development

The sundial looking down Lensbury Avenue with Parkside Apartments on the right

The sundial is at the top of the steps joining Imperial Park to the apartment blocks

Looking the other way across the park with its large central pond.

The Spot-On Sundial in the playground of an inner city school in London 550 x 550 mm. sundial on a natural rock

The sundial is at the end of the large and busy school playground. It was presented to the school by a leaving class to commemorate their time at the school. The engraving incorporates the school's crest. The pictures show the intriguing reflections in the mirror-polished surface when the sundial is located near buildings

A sundial memorial in a South London cemetery 420 x 420 mm. sundial on a natural black basalt plinth

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The sundial commemorates two sisters whose ashes were interred in the grave of their parents

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The sundial is indicating a time of 5 minutes past 4 (summer time) or 5 minutes past three (winter time indicated by Roman numerals). Note the cloud reflections.

The Spot-On Sundial in the grounds of a corporate office in Ireland 550 x 550 mm. sundial on a natural rock

The sundial commemorates the 10th aniversary of the opening of the offices of Boston Scientific in Ireland. The plinth is a large natural rock, which has been planed on one side to take an inscription in Ogham, the ancient language of Ireland.

A memorial sundial at a golf club in Suffolk 300 x 300 mm. sundial on a Redland Stone plinth

The Spot-On Sundial on a farm in lowland Scotland 420 x 420 sundial on a natural rock

A Spot-On Sundial Memorial at a school in Ohio, USA 420 x 420 sundial on a brick plinth

The Spot-On Sundial in a cemetery in Scotland 420 x 420 sundial on a stainless steel plinth made by a local blacksmith

The thistle theme of the plinth is continued on the bench ends and, if you look very carefully, on top of the gate post capping there are carved granite thistle heads(they came from the original castle). There is still some planting to be done round the sunken garden

stainless sundial in a cemetery in Scotland

The location of this and other Spot-On sundials in stainless steel are shown on this map

The Spot-On Sundial in a small private garden in Kent 300 x 300 sundial on a natural stone plinth

Staainless sundial on a four-legged plinth stainless sundial showing clear reflections in the polished surface
Staainless sundial on a four-legged plinth stainless sundial showing clear reflections in the polished surface
Staainless sundial on a four-legged plinth stainless sundial showing clear reflections in the polished surface

The Spot-On Sundial in a private garden in southern Germany 420 x 420 sundial on a natural stone plinth

Staainless sundial on a four-legged plinth stainless sundial showing clear reflections in the polished surface

The sundial in daylight

Stainless sundial in a garden in Germany

and with its ingenious night lighting

German sundial at night

The Spot-On Sundial in the garden of the Horniman Museum in south-east London This 420 x 420 Spot-On sundial is part of the Horniman Museum sundial trail

Sundial on a wooden pillar at the Horniman Museum Horniman museum sundial in South London

Memorial sundial at the London Wetlands Centre, Barnes, London 420 x 420 sundial on a solid oak plinth

sundial memorial to Max Nicholson

This sundial is a memorial to Max Nicholson who was much involved with the Wildlife and Wetlands Trust, and many other parts of the environmental movement. (More details on www.maxnicholson.com).

The hour lines have Arabic numerals for summer time and Roman for winter time; between the hour lines are short ten-minute lines and five-minute spots. This picture was taken at 17 minutes to 1 in November 2004, just after the sundial was put in place.

stunning setting for a memorial sundial sudial at London Wetlands Centre

The sundial is located outside the Peacock Tower, a 3-storey hide which overlooks the old reservoirs beside the River Thames at Barnes in west London. The tower is seen below with the buildings on the north side of the river in the background.

At a library in Texas 420 x 420 sundial on a natural stone plinth

stainless sundial on octagonal plinth sundial at a ibrary in Texas
engraving on a Texas sundial

A private garden in Northumberland 420 x 420 sundial on a Haddonstone sandstone plinth

By a swimming pool in Sussex 300 x 300 sundial on Chilstone terra-cotta plinth

Outside the chapel of a school in Cumbria 420 x 420 sundial on Chilstone plinth

At a school in Wiltshire 420 x 340* sundial on Haddonstone plinth

In a walled garden of a school in S.E. London opening of 420 x 340* sundial on Haddonstone plinth

Sundial at a Marina in the Virgin Islands(18 deg N) 420 x 420 mm sundial on a plinth sloping at 45 degrees

  Stainless seel sundial at a marina in the Virgin Islands

The sundial is at the entrance to a popular marina.
Horizontal sundials are not very practical in the tropics, because the gnomon is too close to the diallate, and the hour lines are very crowded together.

Horizontal sundials need to be on sloping plinths within the tropics

The solution is to tilt the anle of the plinth; here it is at 45 degrees, and the angle of the gnomon is 59 degrees, so the gnomon when mounted on this plinth is at the correct angle of 15 degrees to the horizontal

 

 

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