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Sundial Circa 5 Metres South of West End of Church of St Mary the Virgin

A Grade II Listed Building in Rufford, Lancashire

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Latitude: 53.6349 / 53°38'5"N

Longitude: -2.8118 / 2°48'42"W

OS Eastings: 346415

OS Northings: 415681

OS Grid: SD464156

Mapcode National: GBR 8VTD.1Q

Mapcode Global: WH864.SW6S

Plus Code: 9C5VJ5MQ+X7

Entry Name: Sundial Circa 5 Metres South of West End of Church of St Mary the Virgin

Listing Date: 2 December 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1073103

English Heritage Legacy ID: 357709

Location: Rufford, West Lancashire, Lancashire, L40

County: Lancashire

Civil Parish: Rufford

Built-Up Area: Rufford

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire

Church of England Parish: Rufford with Holmeswood St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Blackburn

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1759/7/7 Sundial c. 5 metres south
2.12.1986 of west end Church of St.
Mary the Virgin


Base of former medieval preaching cross. Stone. Broad square block with weathered and worn top (possibly used for sharpening tools or weapons), with inscribed lettering round the sides stating that it is a preaching cross dated 1000 AD; removed from village green in 1818. Latterly used as a base for a (19 sundial mounted on dressed stone column, the latter removed or stolen c2000.

Listing NGR: SD4641515681

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