This alteration map shows the main stone alterations that affect this sandstone monument: biological growth, cracks and fissures, vandalism, and pollution crust.
This ornamental sundial dates from 1885. It was originally located in the garden of Douglas Castle, Lanarkshire, and it has been at King’s Park south-eastern end since shortly after its opening in 1930, when it was presented to Glasgow Council by the 14th Earl of Home. It is a reproduction of the 1635 sundials from Newbattle Abbey.
The sundial is divided in six sections: a series of steps and a base, an octogonal pillar, a row of sphinxes, a row of sundials and emblems, a row of bearded men, and an obelisk. The pillar’s inscription reads “HORAS NON NUMERO NISI SERENAS” (“I don’t count the hours unless they are serene”).