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Sundial Approximately 12 Metres to North West of Tower of Church of Saint Mary the Virgin, Shawbury

Description: Sundial Approximately 12 Metres to North West of Tower of Church of Saint Mary the Virgin

Grade: II
Date Listed: 29 October 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 260110

OS Grid Reference: SJ5589821191
OS Grid Coordinates: 355898, 321191
Latitude/Longitude: 52.7865, -2.6553

Location: 119 Church Street, Shawbury, Shropshire SY4 4NH

Locality: Shawbury
County: Shropshire
Country: England
Postcode: SY4 4NH

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Listing Text

(east side)
- Sundial approx.
12 metres to north-
west of tower of
Church of Saint
Mary the Virgin

Sundial. Late C18. Dressed grey sandstone. Circular base consisting
of 4 steps with moulded nosings. Stubby Tuscan column. Circular copper
dial plate inscribed: "Use well/these few bright/but ever fleetinge/hours"
and "veni vide vale". Accounts record that 3s. was paid for putting
up the sundial in 1784 and that £1 3s. 0d. was paid in 1786 for "a Dial
piller". The dial appears to have been made in 1771 when £7 7s. 0d.
was paid for it and £3 3s. 0d. for the dial plate. D.H.S. Cranage,
An Architectural Account of the Churches of Shropshire, Part 8, p.724.

Listing NGR: SJ5589821191

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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