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Sundial in S garden at Talygarn

A Grade II Listed Building in Pont-y-clun, Rhondda Cynon Taff

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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

Plus Code: 9C3RGJ63+4G

Entry Name: Sundial in S garden at Talygarn

Listing Date: 15 August 2000

Last Amended: 15 August 2000

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 23918

Building Class: Gardens, Parks and Urban Spaces

ID on this website: 300023918

Location: On the S side of the house, below the lower terrace wall.

County: Rhondda Cynon Taff

Community: Pont-y-clun

Community: Pont-y-Clun

Locality: Talygarn

Traditional County: Glamorgan

Tagged with: Sundial

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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.

Reasons for Listing

Listed for group value with Talygarn and other associated listed items.

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