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Sundial near the N end of the formal garden

A Grade II Listed Building in Marchwiel, Wrexham

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Latitude: 53.0278 / 53°1'39"N

Longitude: -3.0027 / 3°0'9"W

OS Eastings: 332844

OS Northings: 348300

OS Grid: SJ328483

Mapcode National: GBR 75.F93S

Mapcode Global: WH894.V595

Plus Code: 9C5R2XHW+4W

Entry Name: Sundial near the N end of the formal garden

Listing Date: 3 December 1996

Last Amended: 3 December 1996

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 17863

Building Class: Gardens, Parks and Urban Spaces

Location: Situated to the E of the pond near the N end of the formal garden at Erddig c200m from the house.

County: Wrexham

Community: Marchwiel (Marchwiail)

Community: Marchwiel

Locality: Erddig

Traditional County: Denbighshire

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The sundial dates from the period 1716-33 when John Meller owned the house. It is not known when it was placed in this position. The shaft has been broken and repaired.


Baluster sundial on octagonal stone plinth. Octagonal brass dial and decorative brass gnomon with partially legible lettering and John Meller's coat of arms.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a good example of a C18 sundial and for historical associations with John Meller and Erddig.

Group value with Erddig and the listed garden structures of the E front of the house.

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