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HER Number:MDV107025
Name:Sundial at Shobrooke Park


Sundial on terrace. The ornate brass dial inscribed 'Carpenter and Westley, Regent Street, London, 1851' and includes the initials of John Henry Hippisley, owner of Shobrooke Park at that time.


Grid Reference:SS 855 015
Map Sheet:SS80SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishShobrooke
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSHOBROOKE

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • SUNDIAL (Dated, XIX - 1851 AD to 1851 AD)

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

Sun Dial marked.

Ordnance Survey, 2014, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV355681.

English Heritage, 2014, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV355683.

[Part of] Sundial terrace, including steps, walls, seats and sundial.
Sundial is fixed to a fluted drum on Tuscan base with neck decorated with carved lions' masks and festoons set on octagonal plinth of 3 steps. Ornate brass dial inscribed 'Carpenter and Westley, Regent Street, London, 1851' and includes the initials of John Henry Hippisley.
See listing description for full details of terrace.

Nicholas Pearson Associates, Sept 2013, Shobrooke Park, Parkland Plan, 43, Fig. 14 (Report - Survey). SDV352483.

Sundial on the terrace dated 1851. It was made by Carpenter and Westley, Regent Street, London. The initials of John Hippisley are also engraved on the sundial. It was made for a formal garden terrace designed by T.L. Donaldson.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV352483Report - Survey: Nicholas Pearson Associates. Sept 2013. Shobrooke Park, Parkland Plan. Nicholas Pearson Associates Report. A4 Comb Bound + Digital. 43, Fig. 14.
SDV355681Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2014. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #66543 ]
SDV355683National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2014. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Website.

Associated Monuments

MDV32594Part of: Shobrooke Park (Park/Garden)
MDV21778Related to: Shobrooke Park House (Building)
MDV32026Related to: Sundial Terrace, Shobrooke Park (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6279 - Site survey and Analysis of Shobrooke Park

Date Last Edited:May 28 2014 12:28PM