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HER Number:MDV499
Name:Sundial, Long Bridge, Bideford

Summary

Sundial erected circa 1690 on Bideford Long Bridge. The sundial is in Renaissance style, located in the centre of the bridge on the northern side. There is a sketch of it in the Gentleman's Magazine of July, 1751. The four dials were made in 1726. The town arms or seal were painted on the western side of the sundial, the seal of the bridge on the eastern side and the Arms of England on the southern side.

Location

Grid Reference:SS 455 264
Map Sheet:SS42NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBideford
DistrictTorridge
Ecclesiastical ParishBIDEFORD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS42NE/11/2

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • SUNDIAL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1750 AD (Between))

Full description

Whiting, F. E., 1948, Bideford Bridge, 128 (Article in Serial). SDV18901.

Sundial erected circa1690 on Bideford Long Bridge. The sundial is in Renaissance style in the centre of the bridge on northern side. There is a sketch of it in a Gentleman's Magazine of July, 1751. The four dials were made in 1726. The town arms or seal were painted on the western side, the seal of the bridge on the eastern side and the arms of England on the southern side of the sundial.


Timms, S. C., 1976, The Devon Urban Survey, 1976. First Draft, 90 (Report - Survey). SDV341346.

The sundial replaced a cross and statue of St. Mary which stood in the middle of the bridge.


Ordnance Survey, 2012, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV348725.

Location given in source description on MasterMap 2012.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV18901Article in Serial: Whiting, F. E.. 1948. Bideford Bridge. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 80. A5 Hardback. 128.
SDV341346Report - Survey: Timms, S. C.. 1976. The Devon Urban Survey, 1976. First Draft. Devon Committee for Rescue Archaeology Report. A4 Unbound + Digital. 90.
SDV348725Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2012. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #30830 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV497Part of: Long Bridge, Bideford (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jan 22 2015 10:51AM