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Sundial in churchyard at Parish Church of St Chad

A Grade II Listed Building in Holt, Wrexham

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Latitude: 53.0807 / 53°4'50"N

Longitude: -2.8792 / 2°52'45"W

OS Eastings: 341204

OS Northings: 354086

OS Grid: SJ412540

Mapcode National: GBR 7B.9WN8

Mapcode Global: WH88T.RT5L

Plus Code: 9C5V34JC+78

Entry Name: Sundial in churchyard at Parish Church of St Chad

Listing Date: 17 July 1996

Last Amended: 17 July 1996

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 16960

Building Class: Gardens, Parks and Urban Spaces

ID on this website: 300016960

Location: Situated on the S side of the churchyard at the Parish Church of St. Chad.

County: Wrexham

Community: Holt

Community: Holt

Built-Up Area: Holt

Traditional County: Denbighshire

Tagged with: Sundial

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Probably erected in 1736 although the column is sometimes claimed to be a re-used Roman column on the basis of its entasis.


Sandstone shaft, clearly shaped as a column mounted on 2 concentric stone steps. The initials and date `RCW 1736 TP?W' are carved onto the shaft. The upper face no longer retains its dial and gnomon.

Reasons for Listing

Listed for group value with the Parish Church of St. Chad.

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  • I Parish Church of St Chad
    Set within a rectangular churchyard, at the end of a lane, and retaining good C19 monuments.
  • II Gates, Gate-piers and Railings at W entrance to churchyard at Parish Church of St Chad
    Situated to the E side of Church Green, set back from the road at main entrance to churchyard. Attached red brick walls border path down to west door of Church.
  • II Deeside Farmhouse
    Situated at the end of Deeside Lane next to the River Dee.
  • II Village Cross
    Situated at the junction of Castle Street, Church Street and Frog Lane at the former Market Place.
  • II War Memorial (including railings)
    Situated at the junction of Castle Street, Church Street and Frog Lane at the former Market Place. Set within a square enclosure surrounded by cast iron railings.
  • I Holt Bridge
    Spanning the broad River Dee which forms the boundary between Wales and England. Carries the main road, formerly the A 534, between Holt and Farndon
  • II Holt Hill
    Situated on a prominent hill, off Green Street, overlooking the River Dee.
  • II* Holt Castle
    Situated at the end of a path to the S side of Deeside. The castle remains are situated on a sandstone boss around which a quarry was later dug out.

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