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Latitude: 53.289 / 53°17'20"N
Longitude: -3.6383 / 3°38'17"W
OS Eastings: 290886
OS Northings: 378147
OS Grid: SH908781
Mapcode National: GBR 3Z1D.3P
Mapcode Global: WH657.2LRF
Entry Name: Lychgate at St Cynbryd's Church
Listing Date: 12 November 1997
Last Amended: 12 November 1997
Source ID: 19026
Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Location: On the roadside, immediately W of the road bridge over the Afon Ddulas.
Community: Llanddulas and Rhyd-y-Foel (Llanddulas a Rhyd-y-Foel)
Community: Llanddulas and Rhyd-y-Foel
Built-Up Area: Llanddulas
Traditional County: Denbighshire
Lychgate designed by Harold Hughes, architect of Bangor in 1899 for Alfred L Jones, in memory of his mother.
Timber-framed Arts and Crafts lychgate of early Tudor inspiration. Set on a stone base of polygonal ashlar with gently-battered sides and chamfered sandstone capping. The oak superstructure is gabled and of two bays and has projecting pegs throughout. Spere trusses to the entrance sides and centre. These have moulded chamfers with ogee stops, and taper slightly towards the top whilst bowing in gently at the bottom. Near-flat segmental tie-beams moulded as before, with open heavy framed trusses and outer walls. Hollow-chamfered purlins and cusped windbraces, both continued into especially deep verges; here the wall-plate ends are moulded. Simple bargeboards with moulded edges and oversailing, feathered eaves with expressed rafter ends. Slate roof with cement ridge tiles (replaced). Carved on the N (church-facing) tie beam is the inscription 'Erected in memory of a dear mother by Alfred L Jones, 1899'. Welsh inscription in raised, polychromed lettering on the front-facing (S) tie-beam. Above, within the framed truss, a central niched oak carving of St. Cynbryd (?). Pair of contemporary oak half-gates to central spere truss, each gate of 8 panels, the upper 4 open; simple ironwork, red brick floor.
Included as a fine example of an Arts and Crafts lychgate by an important regional architect.
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