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Lychgate to St Mellons Church

A Grade II Listed Building in Old St. Mellons (Hen Laneirwg), Cardiff

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Latitude: 51.5267 / 51°31'35"N

Longitude: -3.1124 / 3°6'44"W

OS Eastings: 322927

OS Northings: 181447

OS Grid: ST229814

Mapcode National: GBR J0.H5TH

Mapcode Global: VH7BJ.0WGJ

Plus Code: 9C3RGVGQ+M3

Entry Name: Lychgate to St Mellons Church

Listing Date: 6 October 1977

Last Amended: 31 August 2000

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 13943

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: Situated by the road at the entrance to a drive which leads uphill to church, churchyard and other buildings including Church Lodge and other dwellings.

County: Cardiff

Town: Cardiff

Community: Old St. Mellons (Hen Laneirwg)

Community: Old St. Mellons

Locality: St Mellons

Built-Up Area: Cardiff

Traditional County: Monmouthshire

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Late C19- to early C20.


Lychgate at entry to Church Lane. Timber-framed with slate gabled roof side-on to road, red tile ridge and elaborate crowning metal cruciform finial; supported at each end by tall wooden posts with shaped braces; stone plinth. Interior of roof is boarded and the thick rafters are scalloped at ends. Two wood-framed gates, each 3 panels wide and 2 deep, of open cusped wooden panelling to the upper row and of metalwork below, long metal hinges. Lock rails of gates have continuous inscription on E side: "Arglwydd par i mi wybod, fi niwedd, a pheth yw mesur/fy nyddiau, fel y gwypwyf o ba oedran y byddaf fi;" W side inscribed with translation : "Lord, make me to know mine end, and the measure/of my days, what it is, that I may know how frail I am" (Psalm 39, v 4). Similar smaller pedestrian gates either side.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a well-designed lychgate for group value with the church and other listed items in the churchyard.

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