SUNDIAL IN FORMAL GARDENS OF SOMERLEYTON HALL

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1031933

Date first listed: 29-Jan-1987

Statutory Address: SUNDIAL IN FORMAL GARDENS OF SOMERLEYTON HALL

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Location

Statutory Address: SUNDIAL IN FORMAL GARDENS OF SOMERLEYTON HALL

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

County: Suffolk

District: Waveney (District Authority)

Parish: Somerleyton, Ashby and Herringfleet

National Grid Reference: TM 49203 97756

Summary

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Reasons for Designation

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History

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Details

SOMERLEYTON SOMERLEYTON PARK TM 49 NE 4/58 Sundial in formal gardens of Somerleyton Hall GV II 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

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 282409

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Sources

Other
Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, Part 39 Suffolk,

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