People have always needed to know the time and sundials were used long before there were any clocks. Even when clocks and watches had been invented, sundials were still made. In the past clocks and watches were very expensive and not many people could afford them so sundials were put up on houses in the street so that everyone who went by could tell the time. Campden High Street has seven sundials and there used to be at least one more. It is unusual for a town of this size to have so many sundials. more…
Door Knockers and Bells
Signs and Miscellaneous
Campden has quite a lot of quirky signs and ‘street furniture’
Look at more photographs and see how many items you can still see around the town.
The ornate wrought-iron shop signs were designed by F L Griggs and probably made at the Guild of Handicraft. Sadly, some of the original signs have now been taken down.