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Lychgate Approximately 40 Metres West of Dorchester Abbey

A Grade II Listed Building in Dorchester, Oxfordshire

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Latitude: 51.6438 / 51°38'37"N

Longitude: -1.1653 / 1°9'54"W

OS Eastings: 457856

OS Northings: 194220

OS Grid: SU578942

Mapcode National: GBR 90F.S8D

Mapcode Global: VHCY8.RYB7

Plus Code: 9C3WJRVM+GV

Entry Name: Lychgate Approximately 40 Metres West of Dorchester Abbey

Listing Date: 14 May 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1286061

English Heritage Legacy ID: 248082

Location: Dorchester, South Oxfordshire, Oxfordshire, OX10

County: Oxfordshire

Civil Parish: Dorchester

Built-Up Area: Dorchester

Traditional County: Oxfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire

Church of England Parish: Dorchester

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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SU5794 (East side)
5/53 Lychgate approx. 40m. W of
Dorchester Abbey


Lychgate. 1867. Oak frame on limestone ashlar plinth; shingle roof. Heavy
framework has 2 moulded arch-braced trusses plus 2 intermediate arched trusses
of lesser scantling. Sides have open cusped arcading with carved foliage
spandrels. Curved raking shores rest on projecting sill plates to all sides.
Roof projects to front and rear on curved brackets and has scalloped, moulded
and carved bargeboards. Date is included in commemorative inscription on inner
faces of main trusses but noted as designed by W. Butterfield c.1852-3
(Pevsner/Sherwood). Sir G.G. Scott was restoring the church in 1867. One of a
fine group of buildings near the Abbey.
(Buildings of England: Oxfordshire, p.583).

Listing NGR: SU5785594219

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