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Latitude: 53.0208 / 53°1'14"N
Longitude: -4.3656 / 4°21'56"W
OS Eastings: 241424
OS Northings: 349672
OS Grid: SH414496
Mapcode National: GBR 5D.FN0S
Mapcode Global: WH43Y.XB9J
Entry Name: Sundial in Clynnog Fawr Churchyard
Source ID: 563
Cadw Legacy ID: CN062
Schedule Class: Gardens, Parks and Urban Spaces
Period: Early Medieval
Traditional County: Caernarfonshire
Sundial outside the SW corner of the chapel, vertical dial on stone shaft, of local granite; standing 2m above ground, about .55m wide and from .15m thick, pierced near the top with central style-hole (for gnomon) and incised with diameter and lower semicircle described from that hole, the outer segments projecting slightly from the sides of the shaft to a diameter of 33cm; the semicircle divided into four octants by incised rays each ending in a short bar within a small ring touching the curve from the inside. The hole was bored from both sides, to judge from the neck remaining at the middle, and would take a gnomon bar about an inch thick. Irish in type; 10th to early 12th century.
The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of the early medieval period. It retains significant archaeological potential, with a strong probability of the presence of associated archaeological features and deposits. The structures themselves may be expected to contain archaeological information concerning chronology and building techniques.
The scheduled area comprises the remains described and areas around them within which related evidence may be expected to survive.
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