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Stile, Lychgate and Churchyard Wall to Church of St Nectan

A Grade II Listed Building in Hartland, Devon

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Latitude: 50.9945 / 50°59'40"N

Longitude: -4.5156 / 4°30'56"W

OS Eastings: 223560

OS Northings: 124688

OS Grid: SS235246

Mapcode National: GBR K3.KPWS

Mapcode Global: FRA 16FH.2MF

Plus Code: 9C2QXFVM+QP

Entry Name: Stile, Lychgate and Churchyard Wall to Church of St Nectan

Listing Date: 19 June 1989

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1104457

English Heritage Legacy ID: 91260

Location: Hartland, Torridge, Devon, EX39

County: Devon

District: Torridge

Civil Parish: Hartland

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Hartland St Nectan

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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3/194 Stile, lych gate and churchyard
wall to church of St Nectan


C16 or C17 wall with alterations of C18 and C19. Rubble stone wall, the coping
having sloping sides and flat top. An extremely wide stile to the east appears to
be co-eval. It has 5 steps up, and 2 steps down, a very large single granite
divider at the top. Next to this is the lych gate of rectangular plan and C19 in
its present form, though possibly earlier in part. It has a gabled slate roof and
swivel gate with central spindle and counterweight. The leaves of the gate are of
wood with Gothick arcading and splat ballusters. To either side of the gate, short
sections of coped wall. The return to the long south run of wall starts with slight
remains of a building, perhaps the sexton's cottage. There follows running westward
a section of wall robbed of its coping, then a long run of coped wall including a
small stile near the C19 south gate and running on to curve round to the west of the
tower where there are two more small stiles. On the north a once-continuous run of
coped wall running the entire length of the churchyard has a break of about 50
metres where the burial ground has been extended. Here the rubble and copings have
been reused for west and east return walls to the extension. The old coped wall
runs on, with one more short gap for access to another extension burial ground,
until the north-eastern corner is reached. Here is another wide stile between coped
check-walls. It is approached from the lane to the east up one flight of 4 steps
and another of 12, all with slate treads and a single long granite divider. No wall
exists on the east boundary until the main stile and lych gate are reached at the
south-eastern corner.
With the noted exceptions, this large churchyard is enclosed with a good wall of one
main build.

Listing NGR: SS2345724761

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