This is a Scottish Sundial. Often seen in the gardens of grand and prosperous houses and castles north of the border they were at their most fashionable from approximately 1625 to 1725. Their exact purpose, apart from telling the time is unknown but they have an element of fun about them consisting of a column surmounted by numerous clock faces, sometimes more than 50. This sundial has 13 faces set to tell the approximate Greenwich Mean Time.
For a long time now I have been posting images every day of the week but with all that is happening I doubt I will have much opportunity for photography over the next few months, as indeed will any of us, we have already had to cancel two holidays in the period the Government asks/orders us to isolate ourselves at home. In a few weeks time I will reduce my posting to Monday to Friday which hopefully means I can extend what I have planned to post for a longer period of time before going back through my archives to look for reasonable images I haven’t posted previously or start scanning the multitude of slides and negatives I took in the 70's, 80's and early 90's.