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Sundial and base at the Church of St Nefydd and St Mary

A Grade II Listed Building in Llannefydd, Conwy

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Latitude: 53.2227 / 53°13'21"N

Longitude: -3.5264 / 3°31'34"W

OS Eastings: 298190

OS Northings: 370600

OS Grid: SH981706

Mapcode National: GBR 6H.0V7L

Mapcode Global: WH65N.S8Z8

Entry Name: Sundial and base at the Church of St Nefydd and St Mary

Listing Date: 15 May 1998

Last Amended: 15 May 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 19851

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: Within the churchyard, immediately to the NW of the church.

County: Conwy

Community: Llannefydd (Llanefydd)

Community: Llannefydd

Traditional County: Denbighshire

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Former Parish Cross, presumably of late medieval date, and originally sited at the village crossroads. The cross was subsequently cut down and converted into a sundial base c1766; the brass sundial is said to have been the gift of Sir Robert Salusbury Cotton of Lleweni. In 1871 the cross base was removed to the vicarage grounds and was finally moved to its present location in 1978.


Large stone base with chamfered corners, with a surmounting sandstone cross shaft of approximately 1m height; this is octagonal with stopped chamfers to the bottom. The truncated top of this has a fine brass sundial by Thomas Heath of London; inscribed around the sandstone rim is a churchwardens' dedication (lettering indistinct) with the date 17[66].

Reasons for Listing

Listed for its special historic interest as a former Parish Cross, later converted for use as a sundial.

Group value with the Church of St Nefydd and St Mary.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Bier-house at the Church of St Nefydd and St Mary
    Located at the NW edge of the churchyard.
  • I Church of St Nefydd and St Mary
    Prominently-located in the centre of the village within a raised and walled churchyard.
  • II Agricultural Range at Bryn Deunydd
    Immediately to the N of Bryn Deunydd farmhouse.
  • II Bryn Deunydd
    Located approximately 1.5km SE of Llannefydd and 300m NW of Cefn Berain; accessed via a short farm track running NW from Bryn Deunydd chapel.
  • II Ty Ucha
    Located on a sloping site some 1.5km N of Llannefydd village and 0.5 km S of Pont-y-Ddol; set back from and above the lane from the former to the latter, to the W.
  • II Bryn Deunydd Old Chapel
    Located approximately 1.5km SE of Llannefydd and 300m NW of Cefn Berain; on the SE side of the lane.
  • II Chapel and Manse at Fynhonnau
    Located on a rise approximately 1.5km W of Llannefydd village and some 300m SE of the Plas Harri crossroads.
  • II Tal-y-Bryn
    Located approximately 1.5km E of Llannefydd village on a prominent site on the cross roads between the unclassified lanes leading to Llannefydd, Henllan and Bont Newydd; set back slightly behind a gar

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