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Sundial in churchyard of the Church of St Mary

A Grade II Listed Building in Chirk, Wrexham

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Latitude: 52.9312 / 52°55'52"N

Longitude: -3.0557 / 3°3'20"W

OS Eastings: 329134

OS Northings: 337614

OS Grid: SJ291376

Mapcode National: GBR 73.M87L

Mapcode Global: WH89J.1L56

Entry Name: Sundial in churchyard of the Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 29 July 1998

Last Amended: 29 July 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 20204

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: The sundial stands in grass within the churchyard, 2m S of the path from the lychgate to the church door.

County: Wrexham

Town: Wrexham

Community: Chirk (Y Waun)

Community: Chirk

Built-Up Area: Chirk

Traditional County: Denbighshire

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The sundial was erected by churchwardens in 1827.


Made of sandstone. A tall octagonal pillar with moulded top and wide moulded base. Each facet of the octagon has a deeply cut roll-moulded lancet rising to a pointed arch. On top, a brass plate by W S Jones of Holborn, London, inscribed for W Potter and R Edwards, churchwardens, and giving the date.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a complete sundial in a style typical of its period, of group value with the church.

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