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Lychgate outside Church of St Mary

A Grade II Listed Building in Chirk, Wrexham

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Latitude: 52.9313 / 52°55'52"N

Longitude: -3.0559 / 3°3'21"W

OS Eastings: 329119

OS Northings: 337626

OS Grid: SJ291376

Mapcode National: GBR 73.M86G

Mapcode Global: WH89J.1L23

Entry Name: Lychgate outside Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 29 July 1998

Last Amended: 29 July 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 20203

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: The lychgate provides the entrance through the churchyard wall on the W side of the churchyard, leading off a small paved square.

County: Wrexham

Town: Wrexham

Community: Chirk (Y Waun)

Community: Chirk

Built-Up Area: Chirk

Traditional County: Denbighshire

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The lychgate was erected in 1923 to the design of E Tyrrel Green of Lampeter College to commemorate Surgeon Lt Col John D Lloyd, MBE, Knight of Grace of the Order of St John of Jerusalem.


Open timber framed superstructure on Cefn stone side walls, and stone slab roofing slates and ridge. Each side is framed, of 4 panels each with a trefoiled head, the moulded top plate extending at each end and supported by long curved braces from low steps in the side walls. Simple framing in each gable apex. Central tie beam truss, with a pair of gates below. Cross central to the roof.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a well-designed lychgate, and a significant feature at the centre of the town conservation area. Of group value with the Church of St Mary.

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