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HER Number:MDV7294
Name:Sundial on St. Mary's Church, North Huish


Sundial dated 1686 with the motto, 'As time and houre passeth away, So douth the life of Man decay'.


Grid Reference:SX 711 565
Map Sheet:SX75NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishNorth Huish
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishNORTH HUISH

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX75NW/2/3

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • SUNDIAL (Dated, XVII - 1686 AD to 1686 AD)

Full description

1888, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV141312.

Sundial on parish church. Unusual sundial apparently executed by the same stone mason as diptford and woodleigh. They all have a large central ball with smaller ornaments on each side. North huish has unornamented triangles, and primitive leaf designs down the side, and little geometrical scrolls and designs placed at random about the face of the dial. Same motto as diptford; "as time and hours pass away, so douth ye life of man decay". The gnomon is placed diagonally from east to west. Mrs gatty in book of sundials (1888) mentions a dial with the same motto at brent dated 1685. If this is south brent, the dial has disappeared. Date 1686.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV141313.

Crowley, j. /tda/93(1961)269, 279 /sundials in south devon.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV141312Migrated Record: 1888.
SDV141313Migrated Record:

Associated Monuments

MDV7291Part of: St Mary's Parish Church, North Huish (Building)
MDV7298Related to: Sundial, St Mary's Parish Church, Diptford (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Nov 12 2015 3:44PM