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Duneane Church

Duneane Parish Church (Church of Ireland). Sundial indicated by red arrows

Built in 1729 to replace an earlier church, the Duneane Parish Church (C.of I.) has a vertical south facing slate dial at a height of approximately 4 metres and bears the inscriptions "DUNEAN CHURCH" and "Latitude 54..." It has time lines from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. marked by Roman numerals with XI instead of IX for 9. The hours are subdivided into 15 min divisions. It has a 'noon gap' to compensate for the original (now missing) gnomon thickness.

The dial was damaged when the original gnomon was removed. The incorrectly mounted replacement renders the dial incapable of telling the time.

Duneane church is 2km west of Toomebridge on the Duneane Road

Lat 54° 45' North   Long 6° 25' West

Irish Grid    J   302100   390300

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