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Lychgate at Holy Trinity Church

A Grade II Listed Building in Trefnant, Denbighshire

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Latitude: 53.2231 / 53°13'23"N

Longitude: -3.424 / 3°25'26"W

OS Eastings: 305022

OS Northings: 370504

OS Grid: SJ050705

Mapcode National: GBR 6M.0W7G

Mapcode Global: WH76V.C7RZ

Entry Name: Lychgate at Holy Trinity Church

Listing Date: 9 January 1998

Last Amended: 9 January 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 19199

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: Prominently located on the roadside in front of the church and set into the stone churchyard boundary wall.

County: Denbighshire

Town: Denbigh

Community: Trefnant

Community: Trefnant

Built-Up Area: Trefnant

Traditional County: Denbighshire

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Holy Trinity was a memorial church erected to the memory of Colonel John Lloyd Salusbury of Galltfaenan Hall by his daughters Mrs Townsend Mainwaring and Mrs Charles Mainwaring. The church was designed by Sir George Gilbert Scott, architect of London and was conceived in his characteristic 'middle-pointed' style of the late C13/early C14. The lychgate is part of the original group and was in place by 1856.


Canopy-type lychgate with steep copper-green, Westmoreland slate pitched roof, supported on a pair of braced wooden posts; chamfered limestone ashlar plinth. The posts and their curved braces are stopped-chamfered (broach stops) and support a central crown post truss; the gable sides are open, their upper sections each with 3 trefoil-headed openings and plain framing above. Contemporary oak half-gates with open framing containing decorative wrought ironwork to the upper and plain ironwork to the lower sections; stopped-chamfered detail throughout and carved geometric tops to newel posts.

Reasons for Listing

Included for group value with Holy Trinity Church.

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Other nearby listed buildings

  • II* Holy Trinity Church
    Located at the south-western edge of the village, set back within its churchyard to the NW of the Henllan to Trefnant Road.
  • II Former Rectory
    Located at the South-western edge of the village, 60m SW of the church; set back from the road behind a metalled forecourt.
  • II Trefnant School House
    Adjoining the school to the rear (E) and set back slightly from the road.
  • II Trefnant School
    Located at the South-western edge of the village, 60m NE of the church; set back from the road behind a metalled forecourt.
  • II The Trefnant Inn
    Prominently located at the crossroads in the centre of the village.
  • II Milestone
    Located on the roadside, set back on the edge of a pavement, approximately 80m SE of the crossroads between the main road, Nant-y-Park Road and the B5381.
  • II Plas Newydd Lodge, including associated gates and screen walls
    On the road-side at the northern boundary of the community.
  • II L-shaped Coach-house Range at Plas Newydd
    Located immediately to the NW of Plas Newydd, partly enclosing a cobbled service court.

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