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Lychgate and Flanking Churchyard Railings Including Gate Approximately 50 Metres to South of Church of All Saints

A Grade II Listed Building in North Molton, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.0545 / 51°3'16"N

Longitude: -3.8036 / 3°48'13"W

OS Eastings: 273684

OS Northings: 129899

OS Grid: SS736298

Mapcode National: GBR L2.FXXV

Mapcode Global: FRA 26XB.HYV

Entry Name: Lychgate and Flanking Churchyard Railings Including Gate Approximately 50 Metres to South of Church of All Saints

Listing Date: 24 November 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1214336

English Heritage Legacy ID: 399129

Location: North Molton, North Devon, Devon, EX36

County: Devon

District: North Devon

Civil Parish: North Molton

Built-Up Area: North Molton

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: North Molton All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

NORTH MOLTON THE SQUARE (north side),
SS 7229-7329
18/190 Lychgate and flanking churchyard
- railings including gate
approximately 50 metres to south of
Church of All Saints
GV II
Lychgate with flanking railings including gate. Mid to late C19 railings and gate
Lychgate added in 1901, by Jaems Crocker of Exeter for Adam Francis Terrell Shapland.
Mid to late C19 railings to the east side of the churchyard, with gateway at the
right-hand (east) end. Lychgate inserted roughly in the centre of the railings in
1901.
Cast-iron railings on low tooled snecked sandstone wall with rounded granite coping.
Square-section arrow-head railings, with curved stanchions to rear (north). Wide
gateway to right has pair of C19 quatrefoil-section cast-iron porch with moulded cap,
and late C20 metal gate between.
Timber-framed lychgate with gable-ended concrete plain-tile roof and dressed pink
sandstone (almost of ashlar quality) plinths with granite dressings. Plinths with
chamfered copings and shaped ends. Superstructure with 4-bay open sides, moulded
barge boards and square lead finial on ridge with domed top and cast-iron cross.
Five trussed rafters, with ogee arched bracing and outer 2 with collars. Gable ends
to front and back have billet ornamented cranked collars and panelled tracery in apex
above. Pair of wooden gates to south, with 2 linenfold panels below, 2 pairs of
balusters above, scolled tops to outer stiles and decorative wrought-iron strap
hinges. Copper plate on inside of left-hand wall, with superscribed lettering:
"To the Glory of God/and in loving memory of/JOHN TERRELL SHAPLAND/and CHARLOTTE
SHAPLAND./ This Lynch Gate was erected by their affectionate Son/Adam Francis
Terrell Shapland of Withycombe House,/ Withycombe Raleigh, Devon; March, 1901."
Brass plate on inside of right-hand wall, with superscribed lettering: "In Loving
Memory of /A.F. TERRELL SHAPLAND/ Born 5th February 1842 died 18th February 1912./
This Lych Gate was raised by him/To the Glory of God and to the memory of/HIS FATHER
AND MOTHER." Signed: "ROGERS, SCULPTORS, EXETER".
The lychgate was built at a cost of about £200.
Sources: Kelly's Directory of-Devonshire (1902), p. 385.

Listing NGR: SS7367929896

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