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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1214336
English Heritage Legacy ID: 399129
Location: North Molton, North Devon, Devon, EX36
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
NORTH MOLTON THE SQUARE (north side),
18/190 Lychgate and flanking churchyard
- railings including gate
approximately 50 metres to south of
Church of All Saints
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
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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