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Sundial Approximately 12 Metres to North West of Tower of Church of Saint Mary the Virgin

A Grade II Listed Building in Shawbury, Shropshire

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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

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1055377

English Heritage Legacy ID: 260110

Location: Shawbury, Shropshire, SY4

County: Shropshire

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

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Listing Text

(east side)
- 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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