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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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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.3657 / 51°21'56"N

Longitude: -0.0056 / 0°0'20"W

OS Eastings: 538939

OS Northings: 164849

OS Grid: TQ389648

Mapcode National: GBR L8.P8K

Mapcode Global: VHGRM.VXFX

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

Location: Bromley, London, BR4

County: London

District: Bromley

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

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Listing Text


785/13/26 LAYHAMS ROAD
28-MAY-54 WEST WICKHAM
LYCH-GATE TO CHURCH OF ST JOHN THE BAPTIST'S CHURCHYARD

II*

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

MATERIALS:
Timber with tiled roof.

EXTERIOR
Late medieval lychgate 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 lychgate 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 lychgate, albeit heavily renewed, that is probably contemporary with the late C15 or early C16 church.

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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