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Lychgate at Church of St Melyd

A Grade II Listed Building in Meliden, Denbighshire

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Latitude: 53.3183 / 53°19'5"N

Longitude: -3.4082 / 3°24'29"W

OS Eastings: 306289

OS Northings: 381074

OS Grid: SJ062810

Mapcode National: GBR 4ZM2.Y6

Mapcode Global: WH768.MV8J

Entry Name: Lychgate at Church of St Melyd

Listing Date: 12 September 2001

Last Amended: 12 September 2001

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 25750

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: Facing Ffordd Talargoch, Meliden.

County: Denbighshire

Town: Prestatyn

Community: Prestatyn

Community: Prestatyn

Locality: Meliden

Built-Up Area: Meliden

Traditional County: Flintshire

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Probably contemporary with the restoration of St Melyd's church by Arthur Baker of Kensington, completed in 1885.


A timber-framed lychgate standing on high stone side walls. Slate roof with gables to front and rear, prominent carved bargeboards and small finials. The walls are of axe dressed stone and are abutted by the rubble masonry churchyard wall. Central timber frame with tie beam and cusped braces above.

The timber framing above the walls each side is designed in six panels, with braces at the top of two of the studs. The main posts at front and rear have curved braces to the tie beams. Above tie beam the gables are vertically studded. On the front tie beam the wording 'Church of St Melyd' is carved in raised letters and painted white. Original gates with midrail and down-curved toprail; iron trefoil cresting on both rails.

Reasons for Listing

A picturesque late C19 lychgate designed to complement the restoration of St Melyd's church, and forming a group with it.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II* Church of St Melyd
    In the village of Meliden, at the north junction of Ffordd Talargoch with Meliden Road.
  • II Mountain Ash
    Midway between St Melyd's church and the Melyd Arms public house.
  • II Llys Isfryn Farmhouse
    In Llys farmyard about 300 m to the north east of Ffordd Penrhwylfa and 200 m west of Meliden Road.
  • II Retaining Wall of Meliden Railway Yard
    On the west side of the yard of Meliden goods shed, facing Pen-y-maes.
  • II Goods Shed
    In Meliden reached by Ffordd Tanrallt and Pen-y-maes, at west side of the former Prestatyn to Dyserth branch railway.
  • II The Priory
    To the west side of Ffordd Penrhwylfa, about 400 m from Meliden Road. Front wall to garden with finials on gatepiers; timber gate with horseman's latch.
  • II Craig-y-castell
    To south side of Allt-y-graig, 1/2 km east of Ffordd Talargoch, in a large garden. In the grounds are earthworks of Dyserth Castle and minor masonry traces.
  • II Sundial in the churchyard of the Church of St Mary
    On the SW side of the churchyard.

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