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Lych gate to the churchyard, Church of St Michael and All Angels.

A Grade II Listed Building in Welshpool, Powys

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Latitude: 52.6125 / 52°36'44"N

Longitude: -3.3113 / 3°18'40"W

OS Eastings: 311307

OS Northings: 302442

OS Grid: SJ113024

Mapcode National: GBR 9S.8HDP

Mapcode Global: WH79T.3LGK

Plus Code: 9C4RJM6Q+XF

Entry Name: Lych gate to the churchyard, Church of St Michael and All Angels.

Listing Date: 4 February 1997

Last Amended: 4 February 1997

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 18231

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: Located in the S corner of the churchyard and opening directly on to the main road. Immediately to the E is the granite war memorial.

County: Powys

Town: Manafon

Community: Manafon

Community: Manafon

Traditional County: Montgomeryshire

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The lych gate was designed and built by John Douglas, architect of Chester, at the same time as his restoration of the church, in 1898.


Built of heavy oak framing and set on high red sandstone ashlar sill walls on either side of the S entrance to the churchyard. Hipped slate roof, with open triangular spandrels at each side. The timbers supporting the roof are propped by heavy curved members set into the wall plates. The central cross tie is inscribed I MEWN HEDDWCH HEFYD Y GORWEDDAF AC YR HUNA, and another inscription, in English, is placed on the inner face, not clearly visible.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a competent and well scaled design by an important late C19 architect, and of group value with the church..

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  • II The Smithy
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  • II Bron-y-rhiw Cottage
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  • II Hen llys
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