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Not a plant, but what?

Any idea what this is at Hodnet Hall in Shropshire?
Thanks.

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  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,120
    Armillary sundial of some kind?
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,341
    An armillary sphere aka spherical astrolabe

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Armillary_sphere
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • PalustrisPalustris Posts: 3,829
    Thanks. I looked up Astrolabe but none of them were shown as constructed like that.

  • UffUff SW Scotland but born in DerbyshirePosts: 1,700
     
    The armillary and plinth are usually separate Palustris. See mine. We bought them to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary. The sandstone plinth was bought separately from the brass (would you believe) armillary. They come in all sorts of designs and shapes. 
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 31,591
    https://www.davidharber.co.uk/sundials/armillary-spheres.htm

    A friend had one from David, such a lovely man. 
    Devon.
  • UffUff SW Scotland but born in DerbyshirePosts: 1,700
    They are lovely Hostafan. I must clean mine, it hasn't ever seen a drop of Brasso. 

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 31,591
    Uff said:
    They are lovely Hostafan. I must clean mine, it hasn't ever seen a drop of Brasso. 

    every one is marked with special dates( childrens' birth dates etc ) but also special places around the central ring, arrow pointing towards them with their distance in miles. 
    Devon.
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