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Churchyard wall, including pound & lych gate, at St Cynog's church

A Grade II Listed Building in Hirwaun, Rhondda Cynon Taff

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Latitude: 51.7652 / 51°45'54"N

Longitude: -3.53 / 3°31'48"W

OS Eastings: 294510

OS Northings: 208503

OS Grid: SN945085

Mapcode National: GBR YH.ZWJP

Mapcode Global: VH5G6.RWPN

Plus Code: 9C3RQF89+3X

Entry Name: Churchyard wall, including pound & lych gate, at St Cynog's church

Listing Date: 8 May 1996

Last Amended: 6 August 2002

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 18047

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: Surrounding the church of St Cynog.

County: Rhondda Cynon Taff

Community: Hirwaun

Community: Hirwaun

Locality: Penderyn

Traditional County: Brecknockshire

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In its present form the wall is shown on the 1840 Tithe map, including the pound, while the lych gate was built in the late C19, probably following the rebuilding the church in 1895-6.


A rubble-stone wall approximately 1.5m high around the roughly oval churchyard. To the SE side is a recessed lych gate of coursed rock-faced stone and slate roof with scalloped and fretted barge boards. It has double wooden gates. On the NE side is an iron kissing gate, and further N are square rock-faced gate piers with domed caps to a single wide iron gate. On the S side are 2 infilled former gateways. The wall continues as a revetment to the SW side of the churchyard, where it is integral with a circular pound with modern gate.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a boundary wall forming an important component of the historic site and incorporating an unusual circular pound. It is part of a strong visual group including the church, The Rectory, and a well-preserved signpost beside the lych gate.

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