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Lychgate to New Cemetery

A Grade II Listed Building in Llanfoist Fawr (Llan-ffwyst Fawr), Monmouthshire

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Latitude: 51.8188 / 51°49'7"N

Longitude: -3.0306 / 3°1'50"W

OS Eastings: 329055

OS Northings: 213850

OS Grid: SO290138

Mapcode National: GBR F5.WLVG

Mapcode Global: VH796.FK53

Plus Code: 9C3RRX99+GP

Entry Name: Lychgate to New Cemetery

Listing Date: 15 March 1996

Last Amended: 15 March 1996

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 17246

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: Pedestrian entrance to east of the main drive entrance; set into the stepped rubble boundary wall along the narrow lane immediately to south of Usk Bridge.

County: Monmouthshire

Community: Llanfoist Fawr (Llan-ffwyst Fawr)

Community: Llanfoist Fawr

Locality: Abergavenny

Built-Up Area: Abergavenny

Traditional County: Monmouthshire

Tagged with: Lychgate

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The eastern end of New Cemetery was opened in 1894 and is landscaped in the style of a Victorian public park or garden. The lychgate is presumed to be contemporary with the chapel and probablyalso designed by E A Johnson, architect of Abergavenny.


Gabled timber lychgate with slate roof and terracotta ridge tiling with finials. Arched-braced and with canted tie. Pair of set-back, wrought-iron, Gothic gates with quatrefoil bars. Either side rubble walls curve outwards with dressed stone coping beneath similarly Gothic-detailed railings; gable-capped piers at the point where these flanking walls join the stepped boundary wall.

Reasons for Listing

Included for group value with the New Cemetery Chapel and the Gates and Gate-piers at the main entrance.

Abergavenny New Cemetery is included in the Register of Historic Parks and Gardens in Wales No PGW (Gt) 37.

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