Custom Made Wall Dials Armillary Spheres & Garden Sundials
Welcome to the John Close Sundials websitePlease 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.
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
Sundials can be delivered anywhere worldwide and we can also accept International Commissions!
Contact us now for a quote
John Close Sundials
Beckingham Business Park
Essex CM9 8LZ
Tel Fax 01621 868612 mob 07756 822998