Seaton Ross, East Yorkshire

Mathematical Gazetteer of the British Isles

In Seaton Ross, 6 miles west of Market Weighton, a sundial enthusiast, William Watson (1784?-1857) erected a huge sundial, 12 foot in diameter, on the front of a cottage [1]. His epitaph in the local churchyard is:
At this church I so often
With pleasure die call
That I made a sundial
Upon the church wall

References (show)

  1. Hogg, Garry. Odd Aspects of England, David & Charles, Newton Abbott, 1968, p.102 with photo on p.103
  2. Burton, Anthony. The Shell Book of Curious Britain. David & Charles, 1982. p.258

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