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Lych Gate and Stile to Churchyard of Church of St Andrew

A Grade II Listed Building in South Tawton, Devon

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Latitude: 50.734 / 50°44'2"N

Longitude: -3.9101 / 3°54'36"W

OS Eastings: 265299

OS Northings: 94454

OS Grid: SX652944

Mapcode National: GBR Q7.83BF

Mapcode Global: FRA 27P4.JJD

Plus Code: 9C2RP3MQ+JX

Entry Name: Lych Gate and Stile to Churchyard of Church of St Andrew

Listing Date: 4 March 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1106003

English Heritage Legacy ID: 95023

Location: South Tawton, West Devon, Devon, EX20

County: Devon

District: West Devon

Civil Parish: South Tawton

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: South Tawton St Andrew

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

Tagged with: Lychgate

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4/223 Lych gate and stile to churchyard
of Church of St Andrew

Lych gate and stile. Probably late C19, maybe early C20. Granite ashlar; slate
Description: this is the south gateway to the churchyard and is adjoining the right
end of Church House (q.v). Tne gateway is flanked by neat granite ashlar sleeper
walls with external batters. These carry an open plain oak frame, one narrow bay
front and back each side and 4 side bays. Each has a cusped head of Decorated
tracery. Across the gateway a low Tudor arch with carved foliate spandrels and
there is a carved Latin quotation in Gothic lettering above on the head beam. Roof
is hipped each end and surmounted by a timber cross. It contains panelled double
gates and there are stone seats each side. Granite coffin stone with a cross
inscribed on the top. Floor of unpended slates neatly set in square blocks at right
angles to its neighbours. Granite ashlar steps down from the gate to the Village
Square curving outwards and becoming wider and wider, the lower ones containing tiny
pitched cobbles. To left of the lych gate a low granite ashlar wall contains a
stile made of 3 granite rung-like horizontal slabs.

Listing NGR: SX6530694458

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