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Lych Gate, Bridge and Retaining Wall to Churchyard at Church of St Mary

A Grade II Listed Building in Bayford, Hertfordshire

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Latitude: 51.7627 / 51°45'45"N

Longitude: -0.1037 / 0°6'13"W

OS Eastings: 530960

OS Northings: 208813

OS Grid: TL309088

Mapcode National: GBR KC2.JKV

Mapcode Global: VHGPN.5Y0L

Plus Code: 9C3XQV7W+3G

Entry Name: Lych Gate, Bridge and Retaining Wall to Churchyard at Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 20 April 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1176674

English Heritage Legacy ID: 160626

Location: Bayford, East Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, SG13

County: Hertfordshire

Civil Parish: Bayford

Traditional County: Hertfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire

Church of England Parish: Bayford

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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(West side)

5/18 Lych Gate, Bridge and
- Retaining Wall to churchyard
at Church of St. Mary


Lych gate, bridge and retaining wall. 1870-71 by Henry Woodyer as
outworks of St. Mary's Church he built for William Robert Baker of
Bayfordbury (q.v.). Oak frame, Kentish ragstone bridge and sidewalls,
wall of alternate bands of Kentish ragstone and red brick, hipped and
gabletted roof of red tile with wrought iron foliate cross on top. A
small square lych gate raised on the low parapets of the bridge over the
ha ha with banded retaining wall which was constructed as the new
boundary to the churchyard extended to SE and SW when the new church was
built to the S of the former church. 4 posts on sill beams N-S with
convex quadrant bracing to sill and arched bracing to wallplates N-S and
to 2 tie-beams E-W extending beyond wallplates with support from outer
braces from posts. Single-bay crown-post roof with square posts and
axial curved braces. Pierced boarding infill of gablets similar to
gabled vents in church roof. Ragstone infill wall between side-posts and
simple double gate. Special brick-on-edge red coping to retaining wall.
Pointed arch to watercourse under bridge.

Listing NGR: TL3096008813

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