Sundial – Hawkshead, Cumbria
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Set at an angle to the building this sundial is above the door to the old Grammar School in Hawkshead, Cumbria.

Hawkshead sundial

Hawkshead sundial

William Wordsworth was once a pupil in the school.

Construction of the building started in 1585 by a local man Edwin Sandys.  In later life he became the Archbishop of York.

Sadly he died before completion of the school and the sundial is in memory to him.

It is not known why the sundial is not placed flat against the building, as seems normal.