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Lychgate to Parish church of St Cynwyl

A Grade II Listed Building in Cynwyl Gaeo, Carmarthenshire

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Latitude: 52.0414 / 52°2'29"N

Longitude: -3.9332 / 3°55'59"W

OS Eastings: 267506

OS Northings: 239876

OS Grid: SN675398

Mapcode National: GBR DY.FK20

Mapcode Global: VH4H5.SY1F

Plus Code: 9C4R23R8+HP

Entry Name: Lychgate to Parish church of St Cynwyl

Listing Date: 2 August 1995

Last Amended: 2 August 1995

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 16231

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: Located some 50m S of parish church

County: Carmarthenshire

Community: Cynwyl Gaeo

Community: Cynwyl Gaeo

Locality: Caeo

Traditional County: Carmarthenshire

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Erected 1932 in memory of members of the Johnes family of Dolaucothi. The church of St Cynwyl is predominantly C15 and the lychgate is appropriately in the Perpendicular style.


Gabled front of squared rock-faced grey sandstone, ashlar dressings. Steeply pitched stone-tiled roof, wooden soffits, projecting bracketed bargeboards with carved consoles. Wide 4-centred entry, ashlar head with drip. Low paired wooden panelled gates with strap hinges, the upper panels open with spiral twist iron bars. Square Perpendicular two-light window above, label, trefoiled lights, latticed iron panes. Carved gablet above window rising to a crucifix. Rear elevation as front, but without gates.

Pair of earlier square ashlar gate-piers in front of lychgate, moulded stone copings rising to ball finials. Short wide flight of cemented steps in front.


Collarbeam roof, flagstone floor, stone benches. Inscribed stone memorial tablets to left and right.

Reasons for Listing

Well designed lychgate of 1932. Group value with parish church.

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