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Lych Gate to Church of St Andrew

A Grade II Listed Building in Preston, Dorset

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Latitude: 50.646 / 50°38'45"N

Longitude: -2.4175 / 2°25'2"W

OS Eastings: 370577

OS Northings: 83004

OS Grid: SY705830

Mapcode National: GBR PZ.H181

Mapcode Global: FRA 57TC.J0K

Entry Name: Lych Gate to Church of St Andrew

Listing Date: 22 December 1997

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1135142

English Heritage Legacy ID: 467330

Location: Weymouth and Portland, Dorset, DT3

County: Dorset

District: Weymouth and Portland

Town: Weymouth and Portland

Electoral Ward/Division: Preston

Built-Up Area: Weymouth

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Preston with Sutton Poyntz St Andrew

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Listing Text


SY7083 CHURCH ROAD, Preston
873-1/9/465 (South side)
Lych gate to Church of St Andrew


Lych gate. 1911 (RCHME). Ashlar plinth, timber frame, tile
roof. Square plan, with plinth walls to chamfered top and
plain tile sill carrying a moulded plate; the sides have a
flat segmental arch with central drop above a transom on 4
vertical rails, and the returned ends have a narrow bay each
side to a pointed arch, with an arch-braced centre bay.
Timbers generally are chamfered and stopped. The front has a
low pair of C20 gates. The hipped gambrel roof with small open
gablets to N and S has diagonal struts to the hip rafters, and
is boarded below the tiles. A short wooden bench each side. A
tablet to the front records a restoration of 1950.
This is of interest architecturally, but also historically
because it incorporates timbers rescued from the C15 Court
House at Sutton Poyntz, formerly located opposite Sutton Mill
(qv), and destroyed by fire in 1908.
(RCHME: Dorset, South-East: London: 1970-: 362).

Listing NGR: SY7057783004

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