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Description: Retaining Wall and Statues and Observatory Pond
Date Listed: 29 December 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 182910
OS Grid Reference: SD6914338890
OS Grid Coordinates: 369143, 438890
Latitude/Longitude: 53.8453, -2.4705
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SD 63 NE AIGHTON, BAILEY & STONYHURST
8/23 Retaining wall and statues and
29.12 .52 Observatory Pond
Pond, c.1700 with later alterations. Comprises a low circular retaining
wall with sandstone coping and 5 statues. In the centre is a lead statue
of Regulus on a stone base. On the south side is a sandstone pedestal
with moulded plinth and cornice supporting a sandstone sundial plate with
incised markings and a brass gnomon. To the west is a similar pedestal
supporting a finial and ball. To the east is a similar object of slightly
different design. To the north is a polygonal sundial with numerous
gnomons showing the time in various parts of the world, also on a pedestal
of square section.
Listing NGR: SD6914038891
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Source: English Heritage
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