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Latitude: 53.2968 / 53°17'48"N
Longitude: -3.7328 / 3°43'57"W
OS Eastings: 284611
OS Northings: 379165
OS Grid: SH846791
Mapcode National: GBR 2ZC9.NW
Mapcode Global: WH655.MDPF
Entry Name: Lychgate and Boundary Wall to St John's Churchyard
Listing Date: 25 July 1994
Last Amended: 25 July 1994
Source ID: 14675
Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Location: The wall bounds the church yard to Conway Road, returning up Pwllycrochan Avenue, with the lychgate at the angle of the 2 lengths of wall.
Community: Colwyn Bay (Bae Colwyn)
Community: Colwyn Bay
Built-Up Area: Colwyn Bay
Traditional County: Denbighshire
The boundary walls and gates were erected on the church site in 1881, although the church itself was not completed until 1888. The lychgate was probably designed by the architect of the church, Robert Curwen of London and Liverpool, but the boundary walls are of a type common in this part of Colwyn Bay.
Rough random rubble to boundary walls, polygonal black granite to lychgate, with freestone dressings, including the raking gabled roof. Deep moulded archway with inscribed band and plain chamfered responds in either side of the gabled lychgate, clasped by buttresses terminating in pinnacles with traceried arcaded bands. Low chamfered timber gates, with openwork panels, with cross braced timber in the upper panels, and wrought iron below.
Boundary walls have rustic embattled parapets,raised at intervals over lancet-like recesses. The wall terminates at each end of the church yard in polygonal turretted gate piers.
Part of a group with the church of Saint John, the lychgate is an excellent and
robustly detailed example of its type.
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