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Sundial in churchyard, Church of St Garmon.

A Grade II Listed Building in Welshpool, Powys

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Latitude: 52.6407 / 52°38'26"N

Longitude: -3.2377 / 3°14'15"W

OS Eastings: 316346

OS Northings: 305487

OS Grid: SJ163054

Mapcode National: GBR 9W.6PK7

Mapcode Global: WH79N.7WHG

Plus Code: 9C4RJQR6+7W

Entry Name: Sundial in churchyard, Church of St Garmon.

Listing Date: 13 June 1997

Last Amended: 13 June 1997

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 18486

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: The sundial is located in the graveyard, approximately 5m SW of the SW corner of the church tower.

County: Powys

Town: Castle Caereinion

Community: Castle Caereinion (Castell Caereinion)

Community: Castle Caereinion

Traditional County: Montgomeryshire

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A fine brass sundial of 1764, set, perhaps at a slightly later date, on an C18 pedestal.


The limestone pedestal is of inverted baluster form, set on a moulded base. Moulded cap terminating in a small square block, on which is mounted a brass plate dial by O. Ratcliff of Pool (Welshpool), complete with gnomon, dated 1764, and giving the latitude as 53 degrees 30' N.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a fine example of a sundial by a well-known maker, set on an approximately contemporary shaft.

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Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Church of St Garmon
    The church is set at the centre of the nucleated village, in the sub-rectangular former bailey of the castle, with a motte at the N corner. The motte is a scheduled ancient monument, 6/2203/Mg117.
  • II Red Lion Inn
    Located at the centre of the village on the perimeter of the churchyard, and a short distance E of the E end of the church.
  • II Orchard Cottage and Brookside
    Located at the sharp bend at the N end of the village where the road departs from the perimeter of the churchyard.
  • II The Old Rectory
    The building lies near the centre of the village, approximately 100m SW of the parish church.
  • II Pen-y-llwyn, also known as Penllwyn.
    Located on a platform site, SW of Castle Caereinion village, and reached by a rising track from off the B4385, approximately 400m S of the church.
  • II Middle Sylfaen Farmhouse
    The farmhouse stands approximately 200m back from the main Welshpool to Machynlleth road, at the E end of the farm buildings.
  • I Ty Mawr
    Located on a platform site adjacent to the by-road leading SW off the B4345 to Berriew, S of Castle Caereinion.

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