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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1170704
English Heritage Legacy ID: 94980
Location: South Tawton, West Devon, Devon, EX20
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
SX 69 NE SOUTH TAWTON
1/183 Sundial approximately 110 metres
south of Wood House
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
Source: T H Mawson The Art and Craft of Garden Making, (5th edition) includes
copious notes and illustrations of Wood House.
Listing NGR: SX6545795914
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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