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Lychgate including associated Steps and Flanking Walls at St Machreth's Church

A Grade II Listed Building in Brithdir and Llanfachreth (Brithdir a Llanfachreth), Gwynedd

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Latitude: 52.7853 / 52°47'7"N

Longitude: -3.8483 / 3°50'53"W

OS Eastings: 275446

OS Northings: 322464

OS Grid: SH754224

Mapcode National: GBR 62.XMNV

Mapcode Global: WH56H.V8N0

Plus Code: 9C4RQ5P2+4M

Entry Name: Lychgate including associated Steps and Flanking Walls at St Machreth's Church

Listing Date: 17 June 1966

Last Amended: 26 May 1995

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 4746

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

ID on this website: 300004746

Location: Raised above the village street on the S side of the church.

County: Gwynedd

Community: Brithdir and Llanfachreth (Brithdir a Llanfachreth)

Community: Brithdir and Llanfachreth

Locality: Llanfachreth

Traditional County: Merionethshire

Tagged with: Lychgate

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Early C19 lychgate built under the patronage of Sir Robert Williames Vaughan, Bart., as part of the new church.


Gabled rubble lychgate with slate roof; rough-dressed S face. Segmental arched openings to S and N and built-in benches with wooden seats to W and E inner sides; lime-rendered interior and cobbled floor. Flanking the N (church-facing) opening, 2 inscribed slate plaques with arched tops; dedication inscriptions by Sir Robert Williames Vaughan, dated 1820, that to the L in English, and that to the R in Welsh. These are ex-situ and probably occupied the arched niches of the tower. 4 cobbled steps lead from the lychgate up towards the Sporch and 14 similar steps lead down towards the road. These are flanked by splayed rubble retaining walls which terminate at their junction with the road. Plain modern wooden gate to S side oflychgate.

Reasons for Listing

An interesting and imposing early C19 lychgate in a prominent location within the village.

Group value with St. Machreth's church and churchyard walls.

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