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Lych Gate, Churchyard Wall and Raised Pavement to South and West of Churchyard

A Grade II Listed Building in Plymtree, Devon

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Latitude: 50.8177 / 50°49'3"N

Longitude: -3.3474 / 3°20'50"W

OS Eastings: 305175

OS Northings: 102883

OS Grid: ST051028

Mapcode National: GBR LP.XZRD

Mapcode Global: FRA 36WY.1Q0

Plus Code: 9C2RRM93+32

Entry Name: Lych Gate, Churchyard Wall and Raised Pavement to South and West of Churchyard

Listing Date: 24 October 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1333728

English Heritage Legacy ID: 86907

Location: Plymtree, East Devon, Devon, EX15

County: Devon

Civil Parish: Plymtree

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Plymtree St John the Baptist

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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3/151 Lych gate, churchyard wall and
- raised pavement to south and west
of churchyard

Lych gate, churchyard wall and raised pavement. The lych gate is late C19. The
wall and raised pavement has been much restored in the C19 and C20 but is probably
much earlier. The lych gate is timber-framed with slate roof. The wall and
pavement is local volcanic and sandstone rubble including some large roughly-squared
blocks laid to rough courses.
The lych gate is the south gate to the churchyard. It stands on top of a flight of
4 wide granite steps. It has a simple construction. Plain single posts each end
braced to take the gabled roof. It contains its original wooden gate. To left the
churchyard wall projects forward curving round to revet the south side of the
churchyard, then curving round the corner to return along the west side. It is a
tall wall since the churchyard is terraced high above the road. A raised pavement
runs round the outside of the wall; it was repaired circa 1980 with new railings
fixed into concrete posts.
This lych gate, churchyard wall and raised pavement enhance the setting of the
important Church of St John (q.v).

Listing NGR: ST0517602884

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