Otley is well known as the birthplace of the cabinet maker Thomas Chippendale, see my blog by following this link:-http://yorksphotos.blogspot.co.uk/2011/10/otley-thomas-chippendale-statue.html
Sam Hartley Chippindale (often spelt wrongly as Chippendale) was born in Otley in 1909. He was a property developer and a great benefactor to Otley and the surrounding area. He died in 1990. In 1993 this sundial was erected in his memory on the bank of the River Wharfe as it flows through Otley.