Mendelssohn Sundial
Ruskin Park, Denmark Hill, Brixton, London SE5 8EL

Restoration of the Mendelssohn sundial

Restoration of the Mendelssohn sundial

The German composer Felix Mendelssohn spent time in England between 1820s - 1840s, staying for the summer of 1842 in an 18th century villa in Camberwell. While there he wrote his famous 'Spring Song'. When the villa was pulled down in 1904, a sundial, inscribed with the song, was erected in commemoration. This is now in bad repair and under tree cover. HOLT has given a grant for the sundial to be restored and relocated nearby.