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Sundial Circa 10 Metres on West Side of Church of St Chad

A Grade II Listed Building in Wheelton, Lancashire

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Latitude: 53.6822 / 53°40'55"N

Longitude: -2.6131 / 2°36'47"W

OS Eastings: 359604

OS Northings: 420812

OS Grid: SD596208

Mapcode National: GBR BT6V.2R

Mapcode Global: WH975.TQV0

Plus Code: 9C5VM9JP+VQ

Entry Name: Sundial Circa 10 Metres on West Side of Church of St Chad

Listing Date: 21 February 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1204789

English Heritage Legacy ID: 357693

Location: Whittle-le-Woods, Chorley, Lancashire, PR6

County: Lancashire

Civil Parish: Whittle-le-Woods

Built-Up Area: Wheelton

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire

Church of England Parish: Whittle-le-Woods St John the Evangelist

Church of England Diocese: Blackburn

Tagged with: Sundial

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3/172 Sundial c. 10 metres on west
- side of Church of St. Chad


Sundial, dated 1767. Stone. Very simple tapered column with swelling base,
on a short cylindrical pedestal with splayed square foot (all one piece);
annular cap with brass plate and scrolled gnomon. Plate, inscribed
"J. Horrocks 1767" has 16 inscribed lines of bearing to named places,
inter alia "Constantinople", "Rome", "Lisbon", "Goa", "Mexico", "Quebeck",
in puzzling relation to one another, and of an orientation which suggests
that it is grossly ex situ. (Inscribed latitude 53°4O': Whittle-le-Woods
is at 53°35').

Listing NGR: SD5960420812

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