Sundials & Armillary Spheres by John Close
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Sundials & Armillary Spheres

Custom Made Wall Dials Armillary Spheres & Garden Sundials

Welcome to the John Close Sundials website

Est 1991

Please click on products above to see our full range

We design and make all types of Sundials, Armillary Spheres, Wall Dials & Horizontal Dials for outdoor and indoor use.

Traditional & Modern Styles

Our traditional and modern sundial designs are available in brass, copper, stainless steel and other materials, and can be supplied with various types of plinths, pedestals and bases.

Ideal for Gardens, Patios & Conservatories

Sundials are perfect for adding a point of interest and make attractive ornamental features and sculptures in gardens, parks, woodland, landscaped areas, patios, greenhouses, conservatories or any private or public space

Please click on the left hand products menu or the dropdown above to see our sundial product range.

Exclusive Sundial Designs

The horology sundials you find on this website are my own creation,and you are unlikely to find them elsewhere. Apart from some old dials and gifts, they are all made in my workshop at Maldon, Essex in the UK.

Personal Motto Inscription makes the Perfect Gift!

Dials can have an engraved personal motto inscribed making an extra special gift or memorable garden feature. Please see below some of our favourite sundial mottos.

"How slow the shadow when time is flying"
Our own motto, John Close 2003

"The shadow by my finger cast divide the future from the past"
From 'The Sun-Dial Poem' Henry Van Dyke 1911

Or maybe a short inscription such as these popular mottos...

"Time Flies" or "Tempus Fugit"
"Sieze The Day" or "Carpe Diem"

View more examples of sundial inscriptions

Custom Sundial Designs

If you cannot find a suitable design or size from the images on my website, then I can design the perfect sun dial just for you.

Callers. Please telephone or email before setting off.

Accurate Worldwide!

The timepiece you order will be set for the co-ordinates of your post/zip code anywhere in the world, ensuring that you have an accurate working sundial.

Gnomons can also be made for any latitude, with filigree detail etched on the equation of time plate if required.

View more information about the sundial gnomon

Worldwide Delivery!

Sundials can be delivered anywhere worldwide and we can also accept International Commissions!
John Close Sundials
Unit B2
Beckingham Business Park
Tolleshunt Major
Essex CM9 8LZ

Tel Fax 01621 868612 mob 07756 822998

Contact us now for a quote
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