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Sundial in the Grounds of Alkmund's Church

A Grade II Listed Building in Whitchurch, Shropshire

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Latitude: 52.9706 / 52°58'14"N

Longitude: -2.6851 / 2°41'6"W

OS Eastings: 354087

OS Northings: 341692

OS Grid: SJ540416

Mapcode National: GBR 7L.JVP9

Mapcode Global: WH89H.QLLJ

Entry Name: Sundial in the Grounds of Alkmund's Church

Listing Date: 9 January 2004

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1390989

English Heritage Legacy ID: 490751

Location: Whitchurch Urban, Shropshire, SY13

County: Shropshire

Civil Parish: Whitchurch Urban

Built-Up Area: Whitchurch

Traditional County: Shropshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Shropshire

Church of England Parish: Whitchurch St Alkmund

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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Listing Text



Sundial in the grounds of Alkmund's Church


Sundial and base. Early C18, contemporary with the Church of St. Alkmund. Dressed sandstone with bronze plate. The circular column is 1.3m. high and set above two circular steps with a lowest, third step which is square in plan with rounded corners. The column is vase-shaped, with gadrooning to its swollen lower body. The circular plate is inscribed with 24 hours in Roman numerals and has its original triangular gnomon.
The building has group value with the Church of St Alkmund, Church Street, Whitchurch [q.v.]

This building is added to the list as a good early C18 example of a churchyard sundial, complete with its plate and gnomon. It groups well with the neighbouring church

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

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