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Lych Gate and Adjoining Stone Wall Approximately 12 Metres South of Church of St James

A Grade II Listed Building in Chawleigh, Devon

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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

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1309395

English Heritage Legacy ID: 95511

Location: Chawleigh, Mid Devon, Devon, EX18

County: Devon

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

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Listing Text

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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