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Sundial Base at the Parish Church of St Mor

A Grade II Listed Building in Llandderfel, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 52.9171 / 52°55'1"N

Longitude: -3.5807 / 3°34'50"W

OS Eastings: 293814

OS Northings: 336694

OS Grid: SH938366

Mapcode National: GBR 6F.N6P7

Mapcode Global: WH66Z.ZY21

Entry Name: Sundial Base at the Parish Church of St Mor

Listing Date: 31 January 2001

Last Amended: 31 January 2001

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 24581

Building Class: Commemorative

Location: Within the churchyard, to the SW of the tower.

County: Gwynedd

Community: Llandderfel

Community: Llandderfel

Locality: Llanfor

Traditional County: Merionethshire

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Sundial base of 1747, dated and inscribed.


Sandstone sundial base of baluster form having square section and bulbous base. The sundial stands upon a square slatestone plinth, roughly-dressed, and stands to a height of approximately 1.2m. Moulded base, damaged and with iron reinforcing band. The top is moulded and has the incised date 1747, together with churchwardens' initials, including 'T.E.' The baluster is much worn and shows evidence of former knife sharpening etc.

The original sundial (doubtless of brass) is lost; the base is currently surmounted by an incised stone dial, itself with missing gnomon.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a mid C18 churchwardens' sundial base retaining good original character.

Group value with other listed items at the Parish Church of Llanfor.

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