Just to the South door of St Cuthbert's Church is a Sundial. The pedestal is sandstone. On top the plate and the gnomon - pointer to you and me are made of copper. There seems to have been an attenpt to remove the actual plate judging by the bends in it. It has not been cleaned for ages. This possibly preserves it. However it has been given a grade 2 by English Heritage. The plate is inscribed with "DUM SPECTAS FUGIO" means "I flee even as you observe me" bit of a giveaway pointing it towards the 18th Century.
There are some interesting objects in this vicinity but the church is named after St Cuthbert. There is a link here.
|St Cuthberts Sundial|
|This view is due south from the sundial, to the lych gate and straight down to the seafront and onto the River Ribble estuary|