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ArtistMaker: WALKER, Samuel (designer)
TitleOfWork: sundial
DescriptionOfPhoto: view of sundial
DateOfCreation: 1739
Medium: sandstone and metal
Location: Clifton Park, in a formal garden behind the Clifton Park Museum
AtoZReference: p.79 3F
Postcode: S65 2AA
Street: Clifton Lane
TownOrVillage: Rotherham
AreaInTown: Clifton
MetropolitanBorough: Rotherham
Photographer: Dave Ball
ImageCopyright: Sheffield Hallam University
AccessionNumber: r031c
Description: Much dilapidated and graffiti covered sundial. Set on a square plinth, the sundial itself is on a large block of stone mounted on a small round column. The hands are both broken.

Inscriptions: Two faces of the sundial have inscriptions:
'Dum ipectas / fu-gio
RW / 1739 '
'Sic tranfit glo / ria mundi'

Commission: Samuel Walker was the brother of Joshua Walker for whom Clifton House was built in 1783. There were three Walker brothers; nail-makers and ironworkers from Mosbrough.

Comment: The sundial has been moved from two previous locations because of problems with vandalism.

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