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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
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
785/13/26 LAYHAMS ROAD
28-MAY-54 WEST WICKHAM
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.
Timber with tiled roof.
Late medieval lychgate with a tiled roof supported at each end by a vertical strut and two cross struts resting on a ground plate.
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.
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.
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