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Latitude: 53.0927 / 53°5'33"N
Longitude: -3.7999 / 3°47'59"W
OS Eastings: 279564
OS Northings: 356572
OS Grid: SH795565
Mapcode National: GBR 64.91G5
Mapcode Global: WH663.LJQD
Plus Code: 9C5R36V2+32
Entry Name: Lychgate to W of St. Michael's Church
Listing Date: 30 May 1996
Last Amended: 30 May 1996
Source ID: 17826
Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Location: Located on the W side of the roughly oval churchyard which is enclosed by low rubble walls and incorporates a secondary, late C19th, lychgate to the S.
Built-Up Area: Betws-Y-Coed
Traditional County: Caernarfonshire
History: Dated 1756. Set into churchyard boundary to small late-medieval church built on probable ancient site.
Description: Simple rubble lychgate with E and W gables and old slatestone roof. There are simple openings at both ends with exposed timber lintels; that to the W (outer) is replaced, though its inner lintel is stopped-chamfered and bears the inscribed initials: RR RW, together with the date 1756 and some later, unconnected graffiti. Wide C19 boarded door with plain hinges. The E opening has an original, though un-inscribed outer lintel. Small rubble wall benches to sides; softwood purlins and rafters, some replaced, concreted floor.
Included as a dated, mid C18 lychgate, with group value with the church of St. Michael.
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