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Lychgate and Attached Walls About 30 Metres East of Church of St Saviour

A Grade II* Listed Building in Westerleigh, South Gloucestershire

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Latitude: 51.5246 / 51°31'28"N

Longitude: -2.4712 / 2°28'16"W

OS Eastings: 367402

OS Northings: 180736

OS Grid: ST674807

Mapcode National: GBR JW.H536

Mapcode Global: VH88B.3YX4

Entry Name: Lychgate and Attached Walls About 30 Metres East of Church of St Saviour

Listing Date: 18 November 1981

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1288247

English Heritage Legacy ID: 400216

Location: Westerleigh, South Gloucestershire, BS36

County: South Gloucestershire

Civil Parish: Westerleigh

Built-Up Area: Frampton Cotterell/Winterbourne

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Coalpit Heath

Church of England Diocese: Bristol

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Listing Text

18.11.81 Lychgate and attached walls about
G.V. 30 metres east of Church of St.


Lychgate and attached walls. 1844-5, by William Butterfield, part of his first
Anglican commission. Coursed limestone rubble with freestone dressings, hipped
stone roof. Wide pointed coffin arch with similar smaller pedestrian arch to
left, low buttress between 2 arches; battered side walls. Original wooden gates
with open arcaded upper section. The lychgate rises from low walls enclosing the
churchyard to north and east, north range about 60 metres long, east range about
120 metres long; walls about ½ metre high in coursed rubble with moulded
limestone copings, buttresses at regular intervals. Henry Russell Hitchcock:
"Only the stone lychgate, with its simple forms and curious juxtaposition of
angles, suggests the pungent sort of originality Butterfield's finest work was to
display later". (Sources: Verey, D. : Buildings of England Gloucestershire :
The Vale and The Forest of Dean. 1970. Thompson, P. : William Butterfield.
1971. Hitchcock, H.R.: Early Victorian Architecture in Britain, vol. 1, 1954).

Listing NGR: ST6740280736

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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