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Lych Gate and Pedestrian Gate to the Church of St John the Baptist

A Grade II Listed Building in Paignton, Torbay

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Latitude: 50.4369 / 50°26'12"N

Longitude: -3.57 / 3°34'11"W

OS Eastings: 288602

OS Northings: 60848

OS Grid: SX886608

Mapcode National: GBR QT.RSJC

Mapcode Global: FRA 37DW.YVF

Plus Code: 9C2RCCPJ+Q2

Entry Name: Lych Gate and Pedestrian Gate to the Church of St John the Baptist

Listing Date: 25 October 1993

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1298315

English Heritage Legacy ID: 383785

Location: Torbay, TQ3

County: Torbay

Electoral Ward/Division: Roundham-with-Hyde

Built-Up Area: Paignton

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Paignton St John the Baptist

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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1947-1/5/18 (South side)
Lych gate and pedestrian gate to the
Church of St John the Baptist


Lych gate. Late C19. Lychgate constructed of local grey
limestone with red sandstone dressings; gableted slate roof of
ornamentally-cut slates; crested ridge tiles. Pedestrian
gateway alongside built of local grey limestone with Ham Hill
dressings. Timber gates.
PLAN: Lychgate at NW corner of the churchyard with pedestrian
gate alongside to the S.
EXTERIOR: Lychgate consists of 2 large buttress-like piers
with coped set-offs and gabled tops. Upward-curving timber
brackets spring from the set-offs to support the roof. Common
rafter roof with diagonal boarding behind the rafters. Crested
ridge tiles include terracotta cross in the centre and foliage
crests to left and right.
Pair of simple openwork timber gates with trefoil-headed
panels above the middle rail filled with iron stanchions and
crosspieces. The pedestrian gateway alongside is ogival on
plan and attached to a short section of contemporary walling.
The wall has a Ham Hill stone plinth and steep Ham Hill coping
and the two ends terminate in piers, one retaining a crocketed
Ham Hill stone finial. Simple openwork gate with ogival-headed
panels above the middle rail.

Listing NGR: SX8860260847

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