Gilcrux church sundial
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Perched above the main doorway to St. Mary’s Church in Gilcrux, north Cumbria is this well worn sundial.

Gilcrux Church sundial

Gilcrux Church sundial

Carved below the clock face in now faded text possibly the characters LAT 54 32 which could be reference to the map reference of the church which checked on an Ordnance Survey map would be around the same.

  • OS X (Eastings) 311727
  • OS Y (Northings)538178

The sundial has taken a beating over the years and is held together by a number of metal clamps and pins.