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Lychgate to Church of St Cian

A Grade II Listed Building in Llanengan, Gwynedd

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.831 / 52°49'51"N

Longitude: -4.5318 / 4°31'54"W

OS Eastings: 229534

OS Northings: 328944

OS Grid: SH295289

Mapcode National: GBR 55.TPMB

Mapcode Global: WH44V.C37J

Entry Name: Lychgate to Church of St Cian

Listing Date: 1 April 1998

Last Amended: 1 April 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 19614

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: Situated in Llangian village at W entrance to churchyard.

County: Gwynedd

Town: Pwllheli

Community: Llanengan

Community: Llanengan

Locality: Llangian

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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History

Lychgate to the Church of Saint Cian, built 1863 at the expense of Richard and Mary Lloyd Edwards of Nanhoron. An unusual design in the use of half-timber with stone, more typical of the 1870s and later.

Exterior

Lychgate, two squared-stone side walls with raking clasping buttresses to about 1m height each end, and row of close-set small stone corbels to hold the timber brackets that carry an oversailing slate roof. Fishscale slate bands, long sawn slate copings, roll-topped ridge and ornate High Victorian wrought iron leafy cross finials. Black painted brackets curve out from corbels to carry horizontal beams on all 4 sides, two brackets to each wall-end, five to each wall outer side and another just inside the inner wall carrying an inner beam. Gable end 5 brackets carry a detached open-work timber framing of king-post, mid-rail and vertical struts. Paired front wooden gates with iron cresting and bars between uprights. Low stone walls with squared rough stone copings extend out each side of front and then come forward towards road.

Reasons for Listing

A well-designed Victorian lychgate, presumably by an architect of note.

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