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The 42 cm. horizontal Stainless Sundial is suitable for the larger garden and for public open spaces. It makes an eye-catching feature in its chosen space, and its robust construction in 10 mm. stainless steel ensures that it will stay as good as new for many years.

Piers Nicholson Sundials

Each sundial is made specifically for the latitude of its intended location, thus ensuring the highest possible accuracy. Delivery is normally 6 to 9 weeks, though urgent orders can often be processed more quickly. We ask for a 50% deposit before starting manufacture, and need the engraving instructions within the following 3 weeks. The price of the sundial complete with engraving is £1350 (approx Euros 1170, $US 1300 at exchange rates current in July 2016). UK courier delivery is £20; rates for other destinations can be supplied on request. Payment can be made by Internet transfer or by debit or credit cars through Paypal. 


Technical data (metric, with approx. equivalents in inches): The sundial baseplate measures 41.8 x 41.8 cm (16.5 x 16.5 ins) and the gnomon height is around 20 cm (7.9 ins) depending on latitude. The matt circle is is 32 cm. (7.9 ins) in diameter, and the engraving area is 42 x 9 cm. (16.5 x 3.5 ins) On the underside, the pitch circle diameter of the blind and threaded M6 holes is 44 cm (7.3 ins). The weight of the sundial is 12 kg (26.4 lb.)

The hour lines are labelled in Roman numerals for winter time, and Arabic numerals for summer time. Ten-minute intervals are indicated by short lines, and the five minute intervals by spots, so the dial can be read to within a minute or two. Instructions of how to set up the sundial to point to true North, so that it tells sun time correctly, are given on our setup page. There is a wealth of other information about sundials on, another website by the designer of the Spot-On Sundial, Piers Nicholson.


If you have any questions or need more information, please contact Piers Nicholson by Email at or by phone on 07 909 747 335
(0044 7909 747 335 from abroad).

For fixing details and instructions, please click here.

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42 cm. square sundial

Engraving area 41.8 x 9 cm.

Price £1350 plus delivery; deposit  £675

Delivery usually 3-6 weeks

30 cm. square sundial

Engraving area 30 x 5.5 cm

Price £860 plus delivery; deposit £430

Delivery usually 3-6 weeks

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24 cm. square sundial

Engraving area 41.8 x 4.5 cm

Price £660 plus delivery; depsit £330

Delivery usually 3.6 weeks

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tel: (outside UK): tel: (+44) 1372 725 742 or (+44) 7909 747 335        (within UK) 01372 725 742 or 07909 747 335

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