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St Cenydd's Lychgate

A Grade II Listed Building in Llangennith, Llanmadoc and Cheriton (Llangynydd, Llanmadog a Cheriton), Swansea

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Latitude: 51.6 / 51°35'59"N

Longitude: -4.2702 / 4°16'12"W

OS Eastings: 242865

OS Northings: 191454

OS Grid: SS428914

Mapcode National: GBR GQ.L3PF

Mapcode Global: VH3MV.X1WT

Plus Code: 9C3QHPXH+XW

Entry Name: St Cenydd's Lychgate

Listing Date: 3 March 2000

Last Amended: 3 March 2000

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 22886

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: At the north entrance to St Cenydd's churchyard, Llangennith

County: Swansea

Town: Swansea

Community: Llangennith, Llanmadoc and Cheriton (Llangynydd, Llanmadog a Cheriton)

Community: Llangennith, Llanmadoc and Cheriton

Locality: Llangennith village

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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St Cenydd's lychgate was donated to the church in 1903, and contains later gate-panel carvings by a local craftsman, W H Melling.


Timber-framed lychgate to the north west of the churchyard, with double timber gates.
The structure stands on four corner-posts with large curved braces to the tie-beams. Large verge overhang carried on curved brackets and large, generously scalloped bargeboards to front and rear. Low pitched slated roof with tile ridge. Quatrefoil-pierced fascias above tie-beams front and rear. Three open lights each side with gothic tracery and cinquefoil scalloping. Rendered panels below the side lights, a shallow seat each side, stone plinths.
The gates, added later, have posts carved with animals and panels carved with scenes of the lives of St Cenydd and St David. Stone paving from gates to road.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as the only known lychgate at a Gower churchyard, picturesquely designed and of group value with St Cenydd's chuch.

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  • II Well opposite St Cenydd's Church
    Across the road opposite the lychgate of St Cenydd's Church.
  • II* Church of St Cenydd
    In the village of Llangennith. Stone churchyard wall; war memorial NE of churchyard is a white marble Celtic cross with interlacing on face. Early C20 timber-framed lychgate to N. To the S is the sit
  • II Barn attached to Church with Roadside Range
    Attached to St Cenydd's Church at the west of the nave.
  • II Plenty Farmhouse
    At the centre of West Town in Llangennith village, on an island site with farm buildings to north and south and a small farmyard to rear. Rubblestone garden and yard walls to front.
  • II The Old House, Delvid Farm
    At end of lane leading from Llangennith village to Delfid Burrows

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