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Sundial in Chuchyard, Church of St Michael

A Grade II Listed Building in Forden with Leighton and Trelystan (Ffordun gyda Tre'r-llai a Threlystan), Powys

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Latitude: 52.6021 / 52°36'7"N

Longitude: -3.1425 / 3°8'32"W

OS Eastings: 322719

OS Northings: 301097

OS Grid: SJ227010

Mapcode National: GBR B0.92ZG

Mapcode Global: WH79W.PVSH

Entry Name: Sundial in Chuchyard, Church of St Michael

Listing Date: 20 March 1998

Last Amended: 20 March 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 19547

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: Located in the churchyard by the path to the tower door, approximately 16m S of the tower.

County: Powys

Town: Forden

Community: Forden with Leighton and Trelystan (Ffordun gyda Tre'r-llai a Threlystan)

Community: Forden with Leighton and Trelystan

Locality: Forden

Traditional County: Montgomeryshire

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Tall urn-shaped baluster of Grinshill sandstone, the bowl decorated with overlapping leaves, on a moulded base, standing on a circular plinth. The square top carried a bronze dial by Richard Harper of Salop, inscribed 'I steal upon you Richd Bryan Willm Bishop CHURCHWARDENS 17/77', and giving the latitude of 52 deg 34'. The gnomon was apparently set up on site.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a fine example of an C18 sundial complete with plate.

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