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Lychgate and attached wall descending to the Cathedral

A Grade II Listed Building in Llandaff, Cardiff

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Latitude: 51.4952 / 51°29'42"N

Longitude: -3.2182 / 3°13'5"W

OS Eastings: 315524

OS Northings: 178070

OS Grid: ST155780

Mapcode National: GBR K7F.CY

Mapcode Global: VH6F6.5PH3

Plus Code: 9C3RFQWJ+3P

Entry Name: Lychgate and attached wall descending to the Cathedral

Listing Date: 19 May 1975

Last Amended: 30 June 2003

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 13707

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: The entrance to the Cathedral from The Cathedral Green.

County: Cardiff

Town: Cardiff

Community: Llandaff (Llandaf)

Community: Llandaff

Built-Up Area: Cardiff

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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Dating probably from c1870. Built as part of the restoration of Llandaff Cathedral and designed by John Prichard. The wall is quite different in character and apparently more recent than the wall down to the east end of the Cathedral. John Speed in 1610 shows a stream running from St. Teilo's spring down both lines and no walls at all.


Both built of pink Radyr and grey Forest of Dean sandstones. Lychgate with pointed arch and stepped hipped stone roof with cruciform finial, stone modillions, buttresses, oak double gates. Wall extends downhill from the lychgate as far as the Prebendal House, interrupted by a flight of steps to the Cathedral. Low wall with castellated ramped stone coping. Flight of steps to the cathedral flanked by Radyr stone piers.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a handsome lychgate designed by John Prichard and having group value with the Cathedral and all the listed buildings on The Cathedral Green.

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