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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
Source ID: 16796
Building Class: Gardens, Parks and Urban Spaces
Location: In the SW section of the Fountain Garden.
Community: Welshpool (Y Trallwng)
Locality: Powis Castle
Traditional County: Montgomeryshire
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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