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Sundial at Centre of Rose Garden Approximately 90 Metres to North East of Clifton House

A Grade II Listed Building in Boston Castle, Rotherham

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Latitude: 53.4301 / 53°25'48"N

Longitude: -1.3458 / 1°20'44"W

OS Eastings: 443565

OS Northings: 392787

OS Grid: SK435927

Mapcode National: GBR MX1S.F4

Mapcode Global: WHDDK.91DR

Entry Name: Sundial at Centre of Rose Garden Approximately 90 Metres to North East of Clifton House

Listing Date: 19 February 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1314596

English Heritage Legacy ID: 335662

Location: Rotherham, S65

County: Rotherham

Electoral Ward/Division: Boston Castle

Built-Up Area: Rotherham

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): South Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Clifton St James

Church of England Diocese: Sheffield

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Listing Text


Sundial at centre of rose garden approximately90 metres to north east of Clifton House

Sundial. Dated 'R.W. 1739', resited 1971. Ashlar sandstone. Chamfered square plinth inscribed 'Sam.I- Walker / Fecit '; shaft octagonal becoming cylindrical with moulded capital beneath cuboidal sundial; iron gnomons on principal faces beneath the inscriptions 'Dum spectas fugio ' and ' Sic transit gloria mundi ' and with date; flat, projecting blades on side faces. Two-stage plinth to ball finial.

Samuel Walker was one of the principal iron founders of Rotherham. Originally situated at Mr. Habershon's house at The Holmes, later moved to Ferham House before relocation at Clifton House. Illustrated in present form at original location by John Guest (p486).

J. Guest, ' Historic Notices of Rotherham ', 1879.

Listing NGR: SK4356592787

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