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Lower Churchyard Walls and Gateway

A Grade II Listed Building in Holyhead, Isle of Anglesey

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Latitude: 53.3113 / 53°18'40"N

Longitude: -4.6318 / 4°37'54"W

OS Eastings: 224759

OS Northings: 382607

OS Grid: SH247826

Mapcode National: GBR GMYY.F2S

Mapcode Global: WH31B.T1K9

Plus Code: 9C5Q8969+G7

Entry Name: Lower Churchyard Walls and Gateway

Listing Date: 25 July 1994

Last Amended: 25 July 1994

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 14750

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: Below St Cybi’s Church, parallel to road enclosing lower level of churchyard.

County: Isle of Anglesey

Community: Holyhead (Caergybi)

Community: Holyhead

Built-Up Area: Holyhead

Traditional County: Anglesey

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Wall probably first built early C19 when lower churchyard formed; gateway dated 1926.


Dark grey rubble wall circa 2 high with central gateway (in style of Clough Williams Ellis, architect). Gateway in paler stone has shaped gable, round-headed archway with elaborate wrought iron gates.

Above gateway, inscriptions on slate; to Victoria Road ‘Sancte Kybi Ora Per Nobis’; towards church ‘Cared Coeth Yr Encilion’, and date ‘1926’, together with monogram consisting of letters ‘AJH’ (?) following monogram of Albrecht Durer, renaissance artist.

[Wall links back to upper walls by rubble walls to each end.]

Reasons for Listing

Included for group value with walls to upper churchyard.

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  • II Stanley House
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  • II The Captains Table
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  • II Capel y Bedd
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  • I Walls of upper churchyard
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  • II Market Hall
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  • II Fitting, Boiler and Smithy Shops
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