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Lychgate and Boundary Wall to St John's Churchyard

A Grade II Listed Building in Colwyn Bay, Conwy

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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

Plus Code: 9C5R77W8+PV

Entry Name: Lychgate and Boundary Wall to St John's Churchyard

Listing Date: 25 July 1994

Last Amended: 25 July 1994

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

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.

County: Conwy

Community: Colwyn Bay (Bae Colwyn)

Community: Colwyn Bay

Built-Up Area: Colwyn Bay

Traditional County: Denbighshire

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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.

Reasons for Listing

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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