SK7565 : Sundial in Ossington churchyard

taken 5 years ago, near to Ossington, Nottinghamshire, Great Britain

Sundial in Ossington churchyard
Sundial in Ossington churchyard
Detail of the north face. This appears to have the date 1712 inscribed, but the sundial is older; it appears in an engraving dated 1696. Listed Grade II.
Church of the Holy Rood, Ossington
A typical "estate" church, built for the convenience of the owner of Ossington Hall, rather than the village. It was built between 1782 and 1785 as a replacement for an earlier church to the design of John Carr of York, and remains little altered from its original state.

Originally there was a mausoleum of the Denison family attached to the east end, but this became unstable and was demolished in 1838, the east wall of the church remaining blank. A vestry was added in the 19th century.

The church remains a fine example of a Georgian period church. Listed Grade I.

The churchyard contains the graves of many of the Denison family who owned Ossington Hall, as well as a fine Grade II* listed sundial. The perimeter wall of the churchyard is also Listed Grade II.
Listed Buildings and Structures
Listed buildings and structures are officially designated as being of special architectural, historical or cultural significance. There are over half a million listed structures in the United Kingdom, covered by around 375,000 listings.
Listed status is more commonly associated with buildings or groups of buildings, however it can cover many other structures, including bridges, headstones, steps, ponds, monuments, walls, phone boxes, wrecks, parks, and heritage sites, and in more recent times a road crossing (Abbey Road) and graffiti art (Banksy 'Spy-booth') have been included.

In England and Wales there are three main listing designations;
Grade I (2.5%) - exceptional interest, sometimes considered to be internationally important.
Grade II* (5.5%) - particularly important buildings of more than special interest.
Grade II (92%) - nationally important and of special interest.

There are also locally listed structures (at the discretion of local authorities) using A, B and C designations.

In Scotland three classifications are also used but the criteria are different. There are around 47,500 Listed buildings.
Category A (8%)- generally equivalent to Grade I and II* in England and Wales
Category B (51%)- this appears generally to cover the ground of Grade II, recognising national importance.
Category C (41%)- buildings of local importance, probably with some overlap with English Grade II.

In Northern Ireland the criteria are similar to Scotland, but the classifications are:
Grade A (2.3%)
Grade B+ (4.7%)
Grade B (93%)

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SK7565, 56 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Friday, 1 August, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 4 August, 2014
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Country estates 
Primary Subject of Photo
Sundial 
Period (from Tags)
Early 17th Century 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 7595 6517 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:10.6934N 0:51.9040W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 7595 6517
View Direction
SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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Grade II(star) Listed Building  Sundial 

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