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Latitude: 50.8988 / 50°53'55"N
Longitude: -3.8327 / 3°49'57"W
OS Eastings: 271215
OS Northings: 112639
OS Grid: SS712126
Mapcode National: GBR L1.RNVW
Mapcode Global: FRA 26VQ.QN3
Entry Name: Lych Gate and Adjoining Stone Wall Approximately 12 Metres South of Church of St James
Listing Date: 19 February 1986
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1309395
English Heritage Legacy ID: 95511
Location: Chawleigh, Mid Devon, Devon, EX18
Civil Parish: Chawleigh
Built-Up Area: Chawleigh
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Chawleigh St James
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
SS 71 SW
2/40 Lych-gate and adjoining
- stone wall approximately 12
metres south of Church of St
Lych-gate and adjoining stone wall. Circa 1840-50. Lych-gate is oak-framed with
original wrought iron fittings on granite ashlar footings and a slate roof with
pierced and crested ridge tiles. Wall of snecked rubble with granite dressings.
The lych-gate is set between the Old School House (q.v.) and a tall stone boundary
wall. It comprises 2 unequal bays, a wide double gates to left and narrow
pedestrian gate to right. Gothic style. Frame of moulded timbers. Each of the 3
crossframes comrpises a central upright on a transverse sill on a granite plinth.
The upright has curving tension braces and upward curving braces from the top of
each tension braces to a transverse headbeam. Each frame has a king post truss
above and the 3 frames are tied together by a large axial beam. The ends of the
common rafters are shaped. The pedestrian gate is unusual being designed to change
shape and lift to open.
On the right side an adjoining high wall extends forward (southwards) a short
distance. it is neatly built with chamfered plinth and steeply weathered coping,
both of granite ashlar. The terminal piers at each end have pyramid caps.
Listing NGR: SS7121612639
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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