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Lych Gate

A Grade II* Listed Building in Bray, Windsor and Maidenhead

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Latitude: 51.5085 / 51°30'30"N

Longitude: -0.7021 / 0°42'7"W

OS Eastings: 490172

OS Northings: 179645

OS Grid: SU901796

Mapcode National: GBR D6R.9BV

Mapcode Global: VHDWR.SB6W

Entry Name: Lych Gate

Listing Date: 25 March 1955

Last Amended: 2 May 1989

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1117492

English Heritage Legacy ID: 41026

Location: Bray, Windsor and Maidenhead, SL6

County: Windsor and Maidenhead

Civil Parish: Bray

Built-Up Area: Maidenhead

Traditional County: Berkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Berkshire

Church of England Parish: Bray with Braywood

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text

SU 9079

(north side)
Lych Gate (formerly
Listed as Lych Gate,
St Michael's Cottage)


Gate-house, probably a chantry-house with lych gate under. Early C15, altered early C20. Timber
frame, part render, part brick infill. Old tile gabled roof. Rectangular plan of 4 framed bays
with east wing listed separately (22/8) forming an L-plan. Jettied front and back; passage
through under with lych gate on north. 2 storeys. One tall early C20 chimney on west wall with
clay pot. Diamond-leaded casement windows. South front: gabled 4-light oriel window on first
floor with small tiled pent roof and coved apron; moulded wooden cill and 4 carved brackets. 2-
light side-sliding casement on right with folding panelled shutters on each side; archway with 4
centred head with arched spandrels, old brickwork below. North front: gabled with C19 carved
bargeboard. 3-light sliding casement oriel window on first floor with small, tiled, pent roof.
long, fixer window on ground floor with 9 turned wooden balusters in front on cill, within depth of
reveal. 4-centred, hollow chamfered wooden arch on right with moulded spandrels over lych gate.
Passage through has C17 brickwork on each side and long tension braces with entrance door on east
wall; stone setts on floor. Wooden lych gate and fence with middle rail and flat plain balusters.
Interior: good quality timber frame exposed with redundant crown post roof trusses and arched
windbraces, chamfered.
VCH (Vol. III), p.93, B.O.E. (Berkshire), p.100

Listing NGR: SU9017279645

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