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Sundial Approximately 15 Metres South of Tower of Priory Church of St Mary

A Grade II Listed Building in Lancaster, Lancashire

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Latitude: 54.0506 / 54°3'2"N

Longitude: -2.806 / 2°48'21"W

OS Eastings: 347329

OS Northings: 461922

OS Grid: SD473619

Mapcode National: GBR 8PVL.9R

Mapcode Global: WH846.WG03

Entry Name: Sundial Approximately 15 Metres South of Tower of Priory Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 13 March 1995

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1195070

English Heritage Legacy ID: 383263

Location: Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1

County: Lancashire

District: Lancaster

Town: Lancaster

Electoral Ward/Division: Castle

Built-Up Area: Lancaster

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire

Church of England Parish: Lancaster St Mary with St John and St Anne

Church of England Diocese: Blackburn

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Listing Text


1685-1/6/230 Sundial approx. 15 metres south of
tower of Priory Church of St Mary


Sundial. Late C18 and restored in 1894. Sandstone ashlar.
Gothick style. Square in plan with stepped base. The steps all
have nosings and the number of steps varies on each side: only
the east side has a full flight of 6 steps reaching the
ground. Each face of the shaft has, above the plinth, a panel
set between a pair of ogee mouldings and bearing an elongated
quatrefoil. This is topped by the square base of the dial,
which is concave in profile and also bears 8 quatrefoils, one
on each of the cardinal faces and 4 around the corners.
The bronze gnomon and dial, inscribed with Roman numerals and
the text 'SIC UMBRA VERTIT, SIC VITA FUGIT', were removed and
stored after being vandalised.

Listing NGR: SD4732961922

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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