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Lychgate and Churchyard Wall to the Church of St Cybi

A Grade II Listed Building in Llanystumdwy, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 52.9447 / 52°56'40"N

Longitude: -4.3402 / 4°20'24"W

OS Eastings: 242853

OS Northings: 341153

OS Grid: SH428411

Mapcode National: GBR 5F.LG68

Mapcode Global: WH44C.97HV

Entry Name: Lychgate and Churchyard Wall to the Church of St Cybi

Listing Date: 31 March 1999

Last Amended: 31 March 1999

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 21585

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: The churchyard surrounds the church in the centre of Llangybi village. The lychgate is at the W end.

County: Gwynedd

Town: Pwllheli

Community: Llanystumdwy

Community: Llanystumdwy

Locality: Llangybi

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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The churchyard wall probably follows the early pre-Norman line on the S side, which has been lost on the N and W by later extensions. The lychgate is probably of the C18, whilst the cross placed against it is probably C9 or C10.


The churchyard wall follows the early curved graveyard boundary on the SE, closely following the line of the village street. It is c2m high and retains the graveyard at a higher level. The lychgate is built in at the W end opening directly from the street; a tall 2-centred arch and stone side walls returning to form a seat on each side. The slated roof is on softwood joists supported by a single purlin. Against the inner end, an early Celtic stone cross has been set, a pillar approximately 22mm x 30mm in section and 1.3m high bearing on the face a roughly inscribed club-ended Latin cross.

Reasons for Listing

Included as an important feature in the nucleated village of Llangybi, preserving the early boundary of the churchyard.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Ty'n-y-porth
    The house lies along the street frontage opposite the church of St Cybi, at the centre of the village.
  • II* Church of St Cybi
    The parish church stands in its churchyard at the centre of the village.
  • II Castell
    The cottage is set back from the road, S of the church and to the E of Ty'n-y-porth.
  • II Fronheulog
    Fronheulog is a short row of two cottages immediately SW of the church, behind Bryn Aber and backing on to the graveyard extension.
  • II Cottage and Outbuilding, adjoining Fronheulog
    The short row of cottages stands immediately W of the church and behind Bryn Aber, with the graveyard extension to the rear.
  • II Elusendai Price (Bryncastell, Berth-lwyd, Daron, Ty-Newydd and Hen Ysgoldy)
    The almshouses lie 100m E of the church within the nucleated centre of Llangybi.
  • I Ffynnon Cybi and associated works
    The well lies in the narrow valley below the slopes of Garn Bentyrch, and is reached by a footpath from the NE corner of the churchyard, crossing two fields, the second by a causeway.
  • II Ty-Hir
    The large farmhouse stands end on to the road, and facing S, on the road which runs NE of Llanarmon village in the direction of Rhosgyll.

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