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Sundial in the Churchyard of the Church of the Holy Trinity

A Grade II Listed Building in St. Donats (Sain Dunwyd), Vale of Glamorgan

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Latitude: 51.4102 / 51°24'36"N

Longitude: -3.5527 / 3°33'9"W

OS Eastings: 292104

OS Northings: 169054

OS Grid: SS921690

Mapcode National: GBR HF.QH27

Mapcode Global: VH5HY.CTN9

Plus Code: 9C3RCC6W+3W

Entry Name: Sundial in the Churchyard of the Church of the Holy Trinity

Listing Date: 10 September 1982

Last Amended: 19 January 2005

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 13304

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: On the south side of the path to the church door.

County: Vale of Glamorgan

Town: Bridgend

Community: St. Donats (Sain Dunwyd)

Community: St. Donats

Locality: Marcross

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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Medieval, probably late C15 for the cross remains and probably C18 for the sundial conversion.


Limestone base and lower part of the shaft of a churchyard cross, capped by a bronze sundial. Square medieval base with a large roll moulding at the top and, embedded in it, a much smaller square medieval base with stops at the angles and rising out of it, a truncated octagonal medieval cross-shaft. The bronze sundial at the top is inscribed as being the work of J King, optician, 2 Clare Street, Bristol.

Reasons for Listing

Included for its special interest as the relic of a medieval cross, and for its group value with the Church of the Holy Trinity.

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