Sundials of the World!
The analemmatic sundial presented on
this page is located in
the Lucy Maude Montgomery Garden in Norval, Ontario. The dial is located at latitude 43°39' N and
longitude 79°52' W and was constructed in 1997.
Lapp acted as an adviser for this project.
and information were provided by Dr. Paul Lapp.
photograph above shows the analemmatic sundial. It is 20 feet wide with the hours indicated by markers set into the
ellipse. The dial is set to read daylight saving time.
The central part of the sundial, the date scale, is marked off
in the 12 months of the year. A visitor stands at the
appropriate location on the date scale and your shadow will
give the time.
"While I advised, most of the ideas came from the local
community. For example - the wall -. There are Roman numerals
on the top for Sun Time and Arabic at the bottom for Standard
Time. A local engineer reworked my calculations and laid out
the numbers using chords rather than angles or X, Y distances
which I thought was very clever. The Garden Club of Norval
raised the money and with volunteers contributed most of the
materials and labour.
can see, it is a memorial to war veterans and was inspired and
supported by Joan Browne Carter who also wrote a history of
Montgomery wrote 5 of her Anne of Green Gables books while
living in Norval."
sundial is constructed from Credit Valley Sandstone with brass
IN THE YEAR
UNITED IN TIME
PARTED IN TIME
TO BE REUNITED
WHEN TIME SHALL BE NO MORE
IN HONOUR OF
NORVAL'S MEN & WOMEN
WHO SERVED CANADA
IN TIMES OF WAR
LEST WE FORGET
DEDICATED JUNE 22, 1997
INSPIRED & SUPPORTED BY JOAN BROWNE CARTER
BUILT BY THE PEOPLE OF NORVAL