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John deduces that the elaborately engraved dial may have been made for Hughes by one of the Owen dynasty of clockmakers perhaps using components from the clockmaking area around Prescot in Lancashire.
A fascinating BSS article which may be read at John's website at this link Owing to what is presumed to have been an administrative problem at the Charity Commission, anyone wishing to see the 2016 accounts for the British Sundial Society has up to very recently not been able to view them on the Commission's website - only the Trustees' Report was available.
has really started something by finding a whole load more dials that are apparently currently unknown to BSS!
In two messages to the International Sundial Mail List he announces his discovery that Twitter and Instagram contain many mentions of UK dials that are not recorded in the most recently published BSS Register of Dials - though of course some may be held on file by the Society's Registrar ready to be published next time.
The early history of the dial is here, Christopher Wren and William Oughtred both make an appearance and all is followed by the final decision by the College.
His article makes wonderful reading and gives the background to (and the use of) the Cross Staff, a Horizontal Sundial and even a quadrant.
However, it does not 'work', the server side links are not made.
article Harriet James describes the dials that have existed at New College Oxford - the college that was 'new' in 1379 - and gives an interesting insight to her replacement of one that was on the Muniment Tower in 1696.
Mass dials, or scratch dials, are mediaeval sundials found on churches.
Chronologically they appear after Saxon dials (c650 c1050) and before the present day's scientific dials, which have a sloping gnomon, which appeared in the 16th century but which only came to some rural areas in the mid 17th century.
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