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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1195070
English Heritage Legacy ID: 383263
Location: Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1
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
SD4761NW PRIORY CHURCHYARD
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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