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Lych Gate and Adjoining Walls, Church of St Edward the Confessor

A Grade II Listed Building in Kempley, Gloucestershire

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Latitude: 51.9643 / 51°57'51"N

Longitude: -2.4797 / 2°28'46"W

OS Eastings: 367137

OS Northings: 229647

OS Grid: SO671296

Mapcode National: GBR FW.LKHJ

Mapcode Global: VH865.YWYJ

Entry Name: Lych Gate and Adjoining Walls, Church of St Edward the Confessor

Listing Date: 17 March 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1078522

English Heritage Legacy ID: 125954

Location: Kempley, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, GL18

County: Gloucestershire

District: Forest of Dean

Civil Parish: Kempley

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Kempley St Edward

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

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Listing Text

SO 62 NE

8/136 Lych Gate and adjoining walls,
Church of St. Edward the Confessor


Lych gate and adjoining churchyard walls. 1902-'3, by Randall
Wells for Lord Beauchamp. Generally thin, roughly coursed
stonework, well-squared quoins, stone slate roof. Gabled archway,
with walls extending each side. Within archway coffin stone on
Low wall divides opening into 2: wooden pedestrian gate each side,
slightly curved brace, slats tenoned through frame, plunger latch.
Above plain, semi-circular arch, radiating stonework to gables
above: 3 step projecting verge, each course scalloped: sloping
return at foot from eaves to sides. Returns, central buttress,
with stepped, hipped top, below eaves. To left of gate, viewed
from inside, wall extends about 14m: low triangular headed, with
thin vertical stones for short length, with projecting scalloped
horizontal stones beneath: then larger copings: 2 triangular
buttresses on outside. To right curves round tree, followed by
short, straight length. Coping mirror of that on left:
triangular buttress at end. Forms group with church (q.v.), and a
carefully considered and detailed adjunct to it.

Listing NGR: SO6713729647

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

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