Description: Sundial Approximately 12 Metres to North West of Tower of Church of Saint Mary the Virgin
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
SJ 5521 SHAWBURY C.P. CHURCH STREET
- 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
Source: English Heritage
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