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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1064391
English Heritage Legacy ID: 358508
Location: Bromley, London, BR4
Electoral Ward/Division: Hayes and Coney Hall
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
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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