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Sundial in St Garmon's Churchyard

A Grade II Listed Building in Llanfechain, Powys

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Latitude: 52.7751 / 52°46'30"N

Longitude: -3.2036 / 3°12'12"W

OS Eastings: 318902

OS Northings: 320406

OS Grid: SJ189204

Mapcode National: GBR 6X.Y88Z

Mapcode Global: WH792.RHNW

Entry Name: Sundial in St Garmon's Churchyard

Listing Date: 28 January 2004

Last Amended: 28 January 2004

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 82434

Location: Beside the path from St Garmon's Lychgate to the church.

County: Powys

Community: Llanfechain

Community: Llanfechain

Locality: Llanfechain village

Traditional County: Montgomeryshire

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Dated 1710.


An octagonal baluster-shaped sandstone pillar standing on a rough stone circular base, with steps, carrying a bronze dial and gnomon. The dial in inscribed with the name of a Shropshire maker. The top edge of the stone is damaged but the date appears, facing south.

Reasons for Listing

A good dated C18 sundial, including a carved pillar and still carrying a dial plate, and known to have been in its present position since at least the mid C19; listed also for group value with St Garmon's church.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II St Garmon's Church Lychgate
    At the south side of the churchyard of St Garmon, set into a rough stone wall with a simple iron gate to the left side.
  • II* Church of St. Garmon
    In a circular churchyard at the centre of the village of Llanfechain. Stone churchyard wall, lychgate at south. Sundial shaft near path to church.
  • II Plas-yn-dinas Public House
    At right angles to the road on the sharp corner immediately to S of the churchyard.
  • II Maes-y-llan
    At north side of the B4393, at the west side of the turning to the centre of Llanfechain village.
  • II Plas Cain
    At the north-west end of the village street of Llanfechain beside Llanfechain Bridge.
  • II Llanfechain Bridge
    Over the River Cain at the north side of the village of Llanfechain.
  • II Ty-newydd
    At south side of the B4393, 100 m west of the turning for the centre of Llanfechain village.
  • II Old Talbot Inn
    At east side of road to the north side of Llanfechain Bridge.

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