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Latitude: 53.0208 / 53°1'14"N
Longitude: -4.3655 / 4°21'55"W
OS Eastings: 241432
OS Northings: 349670
OS Grid: SH414496
Mapcode National: GBR 5D.FN0S
Mapcode Global: WH43Y.XBCK
Entry Name: Sundial in the churchyard of the Church of St Beuno
Listing Date: 15 September 1999
Last Amended: 15 September 1999
Source ID: 22350
Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Location: The sundial now stands in the churchyard approximately 3m from the SW corner of the Chapel of St Beuno.
Traditional County: Caernarfonshire
The sundial is Irish Celtic type of slab-dial forming a cross at its head, and is probably of the C10-early C12.
The cross consists of a vertical slab of granite, 500mm wide and 125mm thick and approximately 2m high (reduced by c30cm) with a wheel cross head, drilled through to take a gnomon. Eight radial lines to the lightly inscribed hour circle, which is set out on the octaval system used in Anglo-Saxon times, where the 24 hours are marked as 8 'tides'. The reverse is plain.
Included as an important and well preserved sundial cross of western Celtic pattern, of a type also known in Ireland, but thought to be unique in Wales, and probably still standing in its original location on a major religious site.
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