Human Sundial
Human Sundial
Human Sundial
Human Sundial
Human Sundial

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Set into the ground on a grassed section of High Force Hotel car park is a semi-circle of square flat stones. Each has an hour of the clock inscribed and one to the bottom left states the sundial is set for British Summer Time, minus 1 hour for GMT. Standing on the base of the semi-circle, the months of the year are carved into flat stones, moving vertically into the centre of the semi-circle. A participant should stand on the current month and with good sunshine should find that their shadow is cast on the exact hour.

Human Sundial




H 280 x W 460 x D (?) cm

Accession number


Work type

Street furniture


Durham County Council


Durham County Council

Work status



at all times

Inscription description

carved into a stone square to the bottom left of the sundial: SET / FOR BRITISH / SUMMER TIME / MINUS 1 HOUR / FOR GMT.


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Located at

High Force Hotel, High Force

DL12 0XJ

Set in the car park beside High Force Hotel, the sculpture is sited on the grass towards the end of the car park.