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Lychgate 15 Metres South-East of Sowton Parish Church

A Grade II* Listed Building in Sowton, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.723 / 50°43'22"N

Longitude: -3.4521 / 3°27'7"W

OS Eastings: 297597

OS Northings: 92494

OS Grid: SX975924

Mapcode National: GBR P3.0WTL

Mapcode Global: FRA 37N5.GXT

Entry Name: Lychgate 15 Metres South-East of Sowton Parish Church

Listing Date: 19 March 1987

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1164889

English Heritage Legacy ID: 86194

Location: Sowton, East Devon, Devon, EX5

County: Devon

District: East Devon

Civil Parish: Sowton

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Sowton St Michael and All Angels

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

SOWTON SOWTON LANE (west side)
SX 99 SE
1/58 Lychgate 15 metres south-east
- of Sowton Parish Church

- II*

Lychgate. Erected to memory of Sarah Garrett, d.1852; architect unknown but
possibly by John Hayward, Diocesan architect who designed the church (q.v.), or
William White, who designed Bishop's Court for the Garrett family. Salcombe Regis stone, bonded into the coursed Heavitree churchyard wall; the gabled-end roof is of heavy Salcombe Regis slabs. The roof comes well down, almost to the level of the churchyard wall coping, and is surmounted by an axial Celtic cross. Pointed chamfered arches in end gables give in to what is in effect a short vaulted tunnel. Double gates, timber, open above with trefoil headed arches, boarded and railed below; iron fleur-de-lis crest. The design is an arresting and individual one that is reminiscent more of White's work than Hayward's.


Listing NGR: SX9759792494

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