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Lychgate at church of St Catwg

A Grade II Listed Building in Pentyrch, Cardiff

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Latitude: 51.5274 / 51°31'38"N

Longitude: -3.2936 / 3°17'36"W

OS Eastings: 310356

OS Northings: 181734

OS Grid: ST103817

Mapcode National: GBR HS.H27P

Mapcode Global: VH6DY.VVNZ

Entry Name: Lychgate at church of St Catwg

Listing Date: 31 January 2000

Last Amended: 31 January 2000

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 22815

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: Forming the E entrance to the churchyard on Church Road.

County: Cardiff

Community: Pentyrch

Community: Pentyrch

Built-Up Area: Pentyrch

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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Plaque records 'Gift of Thomas Henry Sparks JP 1928-1955' who was reputedly also the designer; he contributed to the local fashion for Tudor-style black and white buildings.


Lychgate with exceptionally steep-pitched roof and prominent swept-out eaves with almost dog-leg profile. Of timber construction on a coursed ashlar plinth with Welsh slate roof surmounted by a large cross. 4 bays deep with timber arcade. The internal arch is wide and minimally pointed with struts rising to apex, the overhang of the gable supported by brackets; double timber gates with braces.

Reasons for Listing

Included for group value with the church, also The King's Arms.

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