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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
Entry Name: Lychgate to Churchyard
Listing Date: 7 December 1987
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1106923
English Heritage Legacy ID: 96737
Location: Huntsham, Mid Devon, Devon, EX16
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
ST 02 SW HUNTSHAM HUNTSHAM
7/92 Lychgate to churchyard
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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