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Sundial in Formal Gardens of Somerleyton Hall, Somerleyton, Ashby and Herringfleet

Description: Sundial in Formal Gardens of Somerleyton Hall

Grade: II
Date Listed: 29 January 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 282409

OS Grid Reference: TM4920397756
OS Grid Coordinates: 649203, 297756
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5206, 1.6719

Location: Somerleyton, Suffolk NR32 5QQ

Locality: Somerleyton, Ashby and Herringfleet
Local Authority: Waveney District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: NR32 5QQ

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Listing Text

TM 49 NE
4/58 Sundial in formal gardens
of Somerleyton Hall
Equatorial sundial. Circa 1850 by John Thomas for Sir Morton Peto. Brass,
with a gilt Zodiac belt supported on a sculptured marble pedestal about 2.5m
high. The capital of the pedestal is formed by 4 heads with flowing beards;
below are 4 lions' heads holding festoons of fruit and flowers. A circular
plinth on an octagonal base, raised on stone steps. Listed for group value as
a central feature of the formal garden originally laid out by Nesfield,
although a sundial is not specifically mentioned in his 'Plan of Details for
the Enlargement of the West Parterre' dated October 1850. Forms part of a
garden included in the HBMC County Register of Gardens at Grade II.

Listing NGR: TM4920397756

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Source: English Heritage

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