E.J.Wilkins

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Winchester Cathedral


Clocks

Today's a day to mark time passing, so I thought I'd share a picture of two clocks together.

The sundial is on the south corner of the south transept and would have been visible from within the Cathedral Cloister, allowing those walking there to check the time. I believe it dates from the 1670s.

The tower is Norman and part of the original building dating from 1079, when the foundations were laid by Bishop Wakelin. More information - here -
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Winchester Cathedral


Clocks

Today's a day to mark time passing, so I thought I'd share a picture of two clocks together.

The sundial is on the south corner of the south transept and would have been visible from within the Cathedral Cloister, allowing those walking there to check the time. I believe it dates from the 1670s.

The tower is Norman and part of the original building dating from 1079, when the foundations were laid by Bishop Wakelin. More information - here -
.

comments (13)

  • Larry Bliss
  • Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
  • 23 Jul 2009, 01:35
Fascinating picture and story, Ellie...
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 23 Jul 2009, 01:58
Nice to see this picture showing 2 time-keeping technologies, Ellie.

[Pity you couldn't get Chris to clamber up to that blackened place on the wall and put his wrist watch on display, too.] [grin]
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 23 Jul 2009, 04:46
Marvelous piece of history Ellie
  • Chris
  • England
  • 23 Jul 2009, 07:56
It's such a solid building Ellie but well decorated too: just look at the carving visible
  • vintage
  • Brisbane Australia
  • 23 Jul 2009, 09:43
Great picture
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 23 Jul 2009, 11:12
A wonderful view of the Cathedral, a beautiful angle you have chosen in order to take two time markers, I especially live the Norman carvings around the windows!
I didn't notice the sundial at first. I wonder if its accurate. Nice capture Ellie.
EJWilkins: I've looked really careful and can just about see the shadow which would be vaguely right for GMT.
Clever, weren't they. I can't get the one in our garden to be that accurate!
A wonderful capture with the sundial Ellie!
Looks like both would be difficult to spot Ellie, nice combination of the old and the older ;o)
EJWilkins: Old and older ... that's a good way to say it. smile
Wow, nice place.
Crisp and clear shot too looking into the sky like that
Cheers
Rob
Beautiful building and great shot too
I keep wanting to start singing that song by the New Vaudeville Bandgrin
  • Chad Doveton
  • did I ever tell you the one about a man who though
  • 23 Jul 2009, 19:37
Great photograph of this section with two time pieces which contrast each other.

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