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A Grade II Listed Building in Anstey, Hertfordshire

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Latitude: 51.9764 / 51°58'34"N

Longitude: 0.0432 / 0°2'35"E

OS Eastings: 540431

OS Northings: 232850

OS Grid: TL404328

Mapcode National: GBR LB2.5Q7

Mapcode Global: VHHL6.PLP8

Plus Code: 9F32X2GV+H7

Entry Name: Lychgate

Listing Date: 22 February 1967

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1101869

English Heritage Legacy ID: 160225

Location: Anstey, East Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, SG9

County: Hertfordshire

District: East Hertfordshire

Civil Parish: Anstey

Traditional County: Hertfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire

Church of England Parish: Anstey

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

Tagged with: Lychgate

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(North side)

7/2 Lychgate


Lychgate incorporating a lockup. C15 or earlier, lockup enclosed in
flint and brick walls in 1831. Timber frame on red brick sill walls
uncoursed flint with grey brick quoins to lockup, and hipped old red
tile roof with gablets. A small, single-storey rectangular structure
facing S, open below except where the square lockup occupies the E
2/5ths, entered from N. 3 heavy chamfered square posts in line on the
central long axis support the rest of the structure. Arched knee-braces
in the head of the central opening, with a narrower W side-bay. The
posts stand on sill-beams aligned N-S with struts to the posts. A
longitudinal beam links the heads of the posts and carries 3 heavy
cross-ties braced from the posts. The single-framed collar rafter roof
stands on heavy wallplates carried on the crossties. The wallplate at
the NE corner has head mortice for a corner-post and brace, suggesting
that a timber-framed enclosure or lockup preceded the flint-walled one.
This has thick boards as a ceiling and a boarded door with barred
fanlight. In use as the parish cage up to the early C20. (RCHM (1911)35:
Pevsner (1977)72).

Listing NGR: TL4043132850

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