SUNDIAL APPROXIMATELY 20 METRES SOUTH OF MARRINGTON LODGE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1055046
Date first listed:
21-Mar-1968
Date of most recent amendment:
14-Nov-1986
Statutory Address:
SUNDIAL APPROXIMATELY 20 METRES SOUTH OF MARRINGTON LODGE, A 490

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Location

Statutory Address:
SUNDIAL APPROXIMATELY 20 METRES SOUTH OF MARRINGTON LODGE, A 490

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

District:
Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
Chirbury with Brompton
National Grid Reference:
SO 26694 97633

Details

CHIRBURY C.P. A 490 (east side) SO 29 NE 8/40 Sundial approx. - 20m south of Marrington 21.3.68 Lodge (formerly listed as Sundial at Marrington Hall)

- II*

Sundial. Dated 1595 for Richard Lloyd. Limestone. Square pillar on chamfered square base. Each side of pillar is carved with a variety of figures and emblems, the mottoes and arms of the Lloyd family of Marrington Hall (q.v.). North face: figure of man in late C16 costume; inscription "VThO/RASTIC/VITA" and carving of horse's head above. West face: plant with lozenge shape above; interlocking serpents surmounted by horse's head; date "1595" and rosette to top. South face: owl sitting in tree with floriated cross above; torso of skeleton with "FVI.VT/ES.ERIS/ VT.SVM" carved in raised lettering below; scratchdial to top has inscription "DEUS MIHI/LUX". East face: armorial shield with 3 lions rampant, lozenge shape, griffin,shield with 2 birds and horse's head to top. Top section of each face has indentations and variety of scratchdials designed to utilise the sun's rays at 7 different points. There are positions for 7 gnomons, 3 to top and one to base with 3 to plinth missing at time of resurvey (November 1985). Initials "R.LL" (Richard Lloyd) carved on plinth with long superscription around edge largely indecipherable at time of resurvey. Another superscription to top edge of pillar is very faint but said to read "FROM DAI TO DAIE THESE SHADES DO FLEE AND SO THIS LIFE PASSETH AWAIE". The sundial formerly stood on the lawn at Marrington Hall and was brought to its present site in mid-1950s. Marrington Lodge is not included in this list. Francis Leach, The Count Seats ofshro shire (1891), pp.272-3.

Listing NGR: SO2669497633

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
257365
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Leach, F, The County Seats of Shropshire, (1891), 272-3

Legal

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

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