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Sundial in Formal Gardens of Somerleyton Hall

A Grade II Listed Building in Somerleyton, Ashby and Herringfleet, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.5206 / 52°31'14"N

Longitude: 1.6719 / 1°40'18"E

OS Eastings: 649203

OS Northings: 297756

OS Grid: TM492977

Mapcode National: GBR YSB.X3L

Mapcode Global: VHM66.XXQ1

Entry Name: Sundial in Formal Gardens of Somerleyton Hall

Listing Date: 29 January 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1031933

English Heritage Legacy ID: 282409

Location: Somerleyton, Ashby and Herringfleet, Waveney, Suffolk, NR32

County: Suffolk

District: Waveney

Civil Parish: Somerleyton, Ashby and Herringfleet

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Somerleyton St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Norwich

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Listing Text

TM 49 NE
4/58 Sundial in formal gardens
of Somerleyton Hall
Equatorial sundial. Circa 1850 by John Thomas for Sir Morton Peto. Brass,
with a gilt Zodiac belt supported on a sculptured marble pedestal about 2.5m
high. The capital of the pedestal is formed by 4 heads with flowing beards;
below are 4 lions' heads holding festoons of fruit and flowers. A circular
plinth on an octagonal base, raised on stone steps. Listed for group value as
a central feature of the formal garden originally laid out by Nesfield,
although a sundial is not specifically mentioned in his 'Plan of Details for
the Enlargement of the West Parterre' dated October 1850. Forms part of a
garden included in the HBMC County Register of Gardens at Grade II.

Listing NGR: TM4920397756

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