The new Millennium Sundial in Cambridge made by Sally Hersh is
to be found on the Isaac Newton University Masonic Centre in
Of four sundial designers initially approached, Sally's work
was selected as the most appealing and suitable for the building.
As always, her principle was to blend her sundial design with
the surrounding architecture rather than to just make a personal
21st century statement.
Designing for the Masonic Centre, Sally's brief was to include
the square and compasses within the work, and she chose to use
this symbol for the gnomon's shape. Fretted from bronze to cast
the sun's shadow onto the dial, it represents a relevant and imaginative
presentation of an unusual gnomon.
This imposing, square sundial is made from Welsh slate, is handcarved
and gilded and includes a surrounding stone framework similar
to that around the leaded original windows of the building.
The sundial itself measures 36 x 36 (915 x 915mm)
and the overall size including masonry is 56 x 59
(1425 x 1503mm)
Wall dial prices from £4,500 ex workshop.