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Latitude: 51.5103 / 51°30'37"N
Longitude: -3.3962 / 3°23'46"W
OS Eastings: 303200
OS Northings: 179970
OS Grid: ST032799
Mapcode National: GBR HN.J0FL
Mapcode Global: VH6F3.29WJ
Entry Name: Sundial in S garden at Talygarn
Listing Date: 15 August 2000
Last Amended: 15 August 2000
Source ID: 23918
Building Class: Gardens, Parks and Urban Spaces
Location: On the S side of the house, below the lower terrace wall.
County: Rhondda Cynon Taff
Traditional County: Glamorgan
An Edwardian sundial first shown on the Ordnance Survey of 1914, added to the earlier terraces of the formal garden S of the house erected in 1893.
Talygarn was purchased by G T Clark, the prominent industrialist and antiquary, in 1865. The present house retains the core of an earlier house and was built mainly 1879-82 with further important additions in 1892-4 and the early C20. The gardens and park were laid out from 1877 with formal gardens to the S, W and N of the house, and with informal woodland grounds centred on a lake to the S of the house.
A shaped sundial of reconstituted stone standing on an octagonal stepped plinth of sandstone. The stem has twisted fluting while the polygonal head is in the form of a crocket capital. The gnomon is now missing.
Listed for group value with Talygarn and other associated listed items.
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