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Lychgate to W of St. Michael's Church

A Grade II Listed Building in Betws-y-Coed, Conwy

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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

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

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.

County: Conwy

Community: Betws-y-Coed

Community: Betws-y-Coed

Built-Up Area: Betws-Y-Coed

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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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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  • II Milestone
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