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List entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: SUNDIAL APPROXIMATELY 15 METRES SOUTH OF TOWER OF PRIORY CHURCH OF ST MARY

List entry Number: 1195070

Location

SUNDIAL APPROXIMATELY 15 METRES SOUTH OF TOWER OF PRIORY CHURCH OF ST MARY, PRIORY CHURCHYARD

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County District District Type Parish
LancashireLancasterDistrict Authority

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 13-Mar-1995

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 383263

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History

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Details

LANCASTER

SD4761NW PRIORY CHURCHYARD 1685-1/6/230 Sundial approx. 15 metres south of tower of Priory Church of St Mary

GV II

Sundial. Late C18 and restored in 1894. Sandstone ashlar. Gothick style. Square in plan with stepped base. The steps all have nosings and the number of steps varies on each side: only the east side has a full flight of 6 steps reaching the ground. Each face of the shaft has, above the plinth, a panel set between a pair of ogee mouldings and bearing an elongated quatrefoil. This is topped by the square base of the dial, which is concave in profile and also bears 8 quatrefoils, one on each of the cardinal faces and 4 around the corners. The bronze gnomon and dial, inscribed with Roman numerals and the text 'SIC UMBRA VERTIT, SIC VITA FUGIT', were removed and stored after being vandalised.

Listing NGR: SD4732961922

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National Grid Reference: SD 47329 61922

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