Geographical location Dial Type
Horizontal
Latitude/Longitude
52°34'N 2°26'W
St.Calixtus' Churchyard, Astley Abbots, Shropshire
Photo By
John Lester
British Grid Reference
SO 708962
St.Calixtus' Churchyard, Astley Abbots, Shropshire

 

Unusually, this dial appears to be made of iron and it is tempting to associate this with the iron industry in nearby Coalbrookdale. However, catalogues of products emanating from there do not list sundials though they do include an elaborate cast-iron column designed to support a horizontal dial. An example is to be seen in the churchyard at Little Wenlock The dial is otherwise unremarkable though the dedication of the church is unique.

. J.P. Lester

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