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Kildare Sundial

An octagonal heavily lichened slate dial. It measures 320mm across the flats, has a pierced bronze gnomon, sits on the 400mm diameter top of a 1275mm high circular stone pillar on a 1500mm x 1500mm stone base in the private garden of Lodge Park House, which was built in 1775/77.
The dial has a 16 point compass rose, the hours 4a.m. to 8p.m. are marked in Roman numerals. Each hour is further divided with 30 and 15 min divisions and there appears to be an Equation of Time ring.
It has been set up wrong and points roughly south west. The base is laid in a diamond pattern with the cardinal points at the extremities incised in 150mm high letters "N" "S" etc. and infilled with lead.

Lodge Park, a private house at Straffan 20 km west of Dublin off the M4.

Lat 53° 19' North   Long 6° 36' West

Irish Grid    N  292900   230000

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