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John Close Sundials UK is a designer and maker of Garden Sundials, Walldials, Gnomons, Sculptures and Armillary Spheres.

Exquisite hand crafted Sundials & Armillary Spheres since 1991

Welcome to the John Close Sundials website.  Armillary Spheres & Garden Sundials for indoor and outdoor use

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  • Mercury

    The Mercury is available in 2 sizes 18 inches and 20 inches Contemporary design Sundial in stainless steel

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  • Neptune Stainless Steel
    Neptune Stainless Steel

    Stainless steel armillary sundial made of high grade marine stainless steel Available in 24 inches (60cm) dia

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  • Gemini 20 Copper
    Gemini 20 Copper

    Made of solid copper, with a weathered verdigris finish
    Size 20 inches dia (51cm) sphere
    Height 26 inches (66cm)

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  • Jupiter

    The Jupiter Armillary sundial is a complex design depicting the tropics and Arctic circles, the equator and horizon bands. It can be made in copper, stainless steel or brass.

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  • Zenith Copper aged patina
    Zenith Copper aged patina

    The Zenith sundial has a beautiful aged patina, the sphere is solid copper set on a ships bell.

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  • Lunar Brass
    Lunar Brass

    This is a large well engineered armillary, the brass sphere is set on a heavy bronze base in the form of a ships capsta

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  • Gemini

    The Gemini Armillary Sphere is available in three sizes: 15 inch (38cm) dia 18 inch (45cm) dia 20 inch (51cm) dia The Gemini range is made entirely of brass with a slightly weathered patina.

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  • Walldials

    The Wall Dial shown has been designed for a south facing wall but can be made for buildings other than south facing.It is made of solid brass with a slightly weathered patina.

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  • Sundial Gifts
    Sundial Gifts

    Sundial Gifts and Accessories

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Stylish & Durable Sundials

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.

Garden Sundials

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.

About us

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

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