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Lychgate to Churchyard

A Grade II Listed Building in Huntsham, Devon

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Latitude: 50.9746 / 50°58'28"N

Longitude: -3.4237 / 3°25'25"W

OS Eastings: 300140

OS Northings: 120426

OS Grid: ST001204

Mapcode National: GBR LL.LY75

Mapcode Global: FRA 36QJ.N0P

Plus Code: 9C2RXHFG+RG

Entry Name: Lychgate to Churchyard

Listing Date: 7 December 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1106923

English Heritage Legacy ID: 96737

Location: Huntsham, Mid Devon, Devon, EX16

County: Devon

District: Mid Devon

Civil Parish: Huntsham

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Huntsham All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Lychgate. 1854-8 for A.H.D. Troyte of Huntsham Court, patron of the living. Timber
ends with a gableted slate roof with sprocketted eaves; pair of timber gates.
Described as "similar" to the medieval lych gate at Beckenham in Kent (TEDAS) which
was probably the model for the design. Openwork timber ends, each with a stout post
with 2 upward curving braces, springing from the post, all chamfered and stopped.
These braces are intersected by a pair of downward curving braces which extend from
the top of each post to a sole plate. Deep slate roof with sweeping sprocketted
eaves over ornamental pitched stone paving. Sturdy timber gates with moulded finials
to the standards and diagonal bracing; pivoting S-shaped iron clasp.
A.H.D. Troyte enlarged the churchyard in 1854, the lychgate is a particularly bold
and impressive design.

Hughes, J.R., "The Restoration of Huntsham Church,"Transations of the Exeter Diocesan
Architectural Society, VI, (1861), 220-230.

Listing NGR: ST0014020426

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