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Latitude: 52.9347 / 52°56'4"N
Longitude: -3.0892 / 3°5'20"W
OS Eastings: 326891
OS Northings: 338034
OS Grid: SJ268380
Mapcode National: GBR 72.M045
Mapcode Global: WH78C.JH6J
Entry Name: Sundial in the E Garden
Listing Date: 29 July 1998
Last Amended: 29 July 1998
Source ID: 20238
Building Class: Gardens, Parks and Urban Spaces
Location: The sundial is set in a pathway between the privy garden and the main top cross walk of the Eastern gardens of the Castle.
Community: Chirk (Y Waun)
Locality: Chirk Castle
Traditional County: Denbighshire
Probably one of the sundials recorded as having been made for the gardens in the C17 by William Probert, who, in 1696, was paid fifteen shillings 'for a pillar of ffreestone pedistall & broad stone to sett the diall in the Castle garden'.
A bold baluster shaft of stone with a necking ring and round ogee-moulded capital carrying a bronze plate and gnomon inscribed I MARK ONLY THE SHINING HOURS. The shaft stands on a moulded foot and is set on a circular slabbed stone platform.
Included as an early example of a baluster sundial, which became a favoured garden ornament in the C18; a component in the layout of the gardens at Chirk Castle.
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