Province of : Limburg
City : Borgloon
Address : Helshovenstraat
Postal code : 3840
place : In the park near the chapel
Author of the sundial : A Technics teacher
Photo : Annemie America (city of Hasselt) (2000)
Type : Equatorial
The Helshoven chapel, originally an oratory from the knights of St John was after its destruction in 1661 by fire rebuilt by chief commander of Alden Biesen. It is part of a hermitage inhabited by hermits.
Brother Arsène Martens let a technical school teacher make the sundial.
The device, actually a combination of a sundial and a weathercock, looks wobbly. The sundial is not constructed as it should and is wrongly oriented.
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