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Latitude: 52.7865 / 52°47'11"N
Longitude: -2.6553 / 2°39'19"W
OS Eastings: 355898
OS Northings: 321191
OS Grid: SJ558211
Mapcode National: GBR 7M.XHJ1
Mapcode Global: WH9CM.57T4
Entry Name: Sundial Approximately 12 Metres to North West of Tower of Church of Saint Mary the Virgin
Listing Date: 29 October 1986
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1055377
English Heritage Legacy ID: 260110
Location: Shawbury, Shropshire, SY4
Civil Parish: Shawbury
Built-Up Area: Shawbury
Traditional County: Shropshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Shropshire
Church of England Parish: Shawbury St Mary the Virgin
Church of England Diocese: Lichfield
SJ 5521 SHAWBURY C.P. CHURCH STREET
- Sundial approx.
12 metres to north-
west of tower of
Church of Saint
Mary the Virgin
Sundial. Late C18. Dressed grey sandstone. Circular base consisting
of 4 steps with moulded nosings. Stubby Tuscan column. Circular copper
dial plate inscribed: "Use well/these few bright/but ever fleetinge/hours"
and "veni vide vale". Accounts record that 3s. was paid for putting
up the sundial in 1784 and that £1 3s. 0d. was paid in 1786 for "a Dial
piller". The dial appears to have been made in 1771 when £7 7s. 0d.
was paid for it and £3 3s. 0d. for the dial plate. D.H.S. Cranage,
An Architectural Account of the Churches of Shropshire, Part 8, p.724.
Listing NGR: SJ5589821191
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