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Sundial in Fountain Garden at Powis Castle

A Grade II Listed Building in Welshpool, Powys

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.6503 / 52°39'0"N

Longitude: -3.157 / 3°9'25"W

OS Eastings: 321823

OS Northings: 306464

OS Grid: SJ218064

Mapcode National: GBR 9Z.65DP

Mapcode Global: WH79P.GNW3

Entry Name: Sundial in Fountain Garden at Powis Castle

Listing Date: 29 February 1996

Last Amended: 29 February 1996

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 16796

Building Class: Gardens, Parks and Urban Spaces

Location: In the SW section of the Fountain Garden.

County: Powys

Community: Welshpool (Y Trallwng)

Community: Welshpool

Locality: Powis Castle

Traditional County: Montgomeryshire

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Exterior

History: The Fountain Garden was laid out by Violet, Lady Powis c1911-12. The sundial was probably erected here at that time, but may have been re-sited from elsewhere in the gardens.

Description: The stone base has engaged shafts on each side of a square central pier, with continuous ring moulding at base and capital, and a central band. It carries a round plate supporting the engraved copper dial which retains its blade. The dial is enriched with scrolled decoration and inscribed with the Herbert Arms and motto, and signed by Bennett, Crow Court, Soho, London.

A finely detailed sundial which forms a focal point of the Fountain Garden.

Reference: The National Trust, Powis Castle, 1988, pp.44-45.

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