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Sundial Approximately 110 Metres South of Wood House

A Grade II* Listed Building in South Tawton, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.7472 / 50°44'49"N

Longitude: -3.9084 / 3°54'30"W

OS Eastings: 265457

OS Northings: 95914

OS Grid: SX654959

Mapcode National: GBR Q7.79SJ

Mapcode Global: FRA 27P3.K58

Plus Code: 9C2RP3WR+VJ

Entry Name: Sundial Approximately 110 Metres South of Wood House

Listing Date: 4 March 1988

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1170704

English Heritage Legacy ID: 94980

Location: South Tawton, West Devon, Devon, EX20

County: Devon

Civil Parish: South Tawton

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: South Tawton St Andrew

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

SX 69 NE SOUTH TAWTON

1/183 Sundial approximately 110 metres
south of Wood House

GV II*

Sundial. 1899-1905 by Thomas Mawson. Granite ashlar with rusticated finish.
Slightly tapering octagonal shaft with a moulded plinth on a 2-step base. Around
the top of the shaft is carved a Latin quotation below a dentil frieze. A brass
sundial is fixed into the flat-topped cap.
This sundial has been moved from the lower circular lawn of the formal terraced
garden south-east of Wood House (q.v.). It is an original component of an extensive
landscaping scheme conceived by Mawson to go with the rebuilding of Wood House
(q.v.). Mawson himself considered the whole scheme as one of his major
achievements.
Source: T H Mawson The Art and Craft of Garden Making, (5th edition) includes
copious notes and illustrations of Wood House.


Listing NGR: SX6545795914

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