Vertical sundials | Stephen Holehan Sundial maker.

LETTER CUT AND CARVED  VERTICAL SUNDIALS.

Stephen has made a wide variety of Vertical sundial designs all calculated for their exact position and angle of wall declination; all being completely unique so it is difficult to list exact prices here. As a guide these dials start from  £550.00 up to four figures depending on materials, size and complexity.


Please contact Stephen for a no obligation quote regarding Letter Carved and Painted Hardwood Vertical Sundials.


Vertical sundials can be made for wall facing Due East through due South to due West. It is possible to have North facing NE/ N /NW dials but these will only show the very early and late hours on these faces during summer months.    


Wall dials do not have to be on a vertical wall as it is possible to include the effect of the dial tilting forward /backwards within the layout(Epure) of the dial.


Stephen can send you a special instructions to measure all of this. All you need are some sunny days! Wall angles taken with a magnetic compass or smart phone “app” are not accurate, a true solar angle of declination reading is required.


Please note that I do not provide design ideas until a declination reading has been taken and a deposit taken.




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ENGRAVED SOLID BRASS VERTICAL SUNDIALS.

Solid brass wall dials can be made in either landscape or portrait layout. Most commonly seen on due south facing walls but also perfectly suited to East and West facing (declining) walls. These dials are all individually calculated and designed to the exact angle of the wall to the sun’s position at noon.








Stephen can send you a special instructions to measure all of this. All you need are some sunny days! Wall angles taken with a magnetic compass or smart phone “app” are not accurate, a true solar angle of declination reading is required.

Made to a standard size of 340mm (13 3/8”)  X 460mm(18 1/8”) either landscape or portrait orientation.


The engraved lettering and lines can be “filled” with coloured enamel or chemically blackened.

Price from £480.00 (Standard size/engraving)

Please contact Stephen to discuss your specific requirement or alternate sizes.

Solid brass vertical dials will age naturally over time, developing a rich patina. Stephen can “pre-age” the dials by either copper electro plating or chemically patinating- please call to discuss this.



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White filled lettering, declining west brass dial

Example CAD artwork for customer pre-engraving approval

Pre finish and unfilled example-location digitally obscured at request of owner.

Please note,  Due to a large number of orders on the books  we cannot take any more  for completion prior to late September. If your dial is not required until later (October onwards please do continue and get in touch)

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