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Lych gate to Church of St John The Baptist's Churchyard

A Grade II* Listed Building in Bromley, London

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Latitude: 51.3657 / 51°21'56"N

Longitude: -0.0058 / 0°0'20"W

OS Eastings: 538921

OS Northings: 164842

OS Grid: TQ389648

Mapcode National: GBR L8.P6D

Mapcode Global: VHGRM.VX8Z

Plus Code: 9C3X9X8V+7M

Entry Name: Lych gate to Church of St John The Baptist's Churchyard

Listing Date: 28 May 1954

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1064391

English Heritage Legacy ID: 358508

ID on this website: 101064391

Location: St John the Baptist's Church, Coney Hall, Bromley, London, BR4

County: London

District: Bromley

Electoral Ward/Division: Hayes and Coney Hall

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Bromley

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: West Wickham St John

Church of England Diocese: Southwark

Tagged with: Lychgate

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Lych gate to Church of St John The Baptist's Churchyard


C15 or early C16 in origin, but aside from the main beam it is wholly renewed.

MATERIALS: timber with tiled roof.

EXTERIOR: late medieval lych gate with a tiled roof supported at each end by a vertical strut and two cross struts resting on a ground plate.

HISTORY: the church was built by Sir Henry Heydon, d. 1504, and the lych gate is probably contemporary in origin. A 1935 measured drawing in the National Monuments Record may be connected with the restoration.

SOURCES: Pevsner, N and Cherry, B, The Buildings of England: London 2: South (1983), 195. Aymer Vallance, `Old Crosses and Lychgates' (1920), 176

REASONS FOR DESIGNATION: The lych gate of the church of St John, West Wickham, is designated at Grade II* for the following principal reason:

* A rare surviving medieval lych gate, albeit heavily renewed, that is probably contemporary with the late C15 or early C16 church.

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