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Lych Gate with attached Churchyard Walls at the Church of St Mary

A Grade II Listed Building in Holywell, Flintshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.2315 / 53°13'53"N

Longitude: -3.1866 / 3°11'11"W

OS Eastings: 320892

OS Northings: 371158

OS Grid: SJ208711

Mapcode National: GBR 6Y.0DF9

Mapcode Global: WH76Z.01WG

Plus Code: 9C5R6RJ7+J9

Entry Name: Lych Gate with attached Churchyard Walls at the Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 31 January 2002

Last Amended: 31 January 2002

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 26157

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: The lych gate is on the W side of the church.

County: Flintshire

Town: Holywell

Community: Halkyn (Helygain)

Community: Halkyn

Traditional County: Flintshire

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History

Probably 1877 and contemporary with the church.

Exterior

The lych gate has dwarf walls of snecked stone supporting open timber-framed sides of 2 arched bays. The bell-cast roof is supported by cambered tie beams (with inscription from Psalms to the W side) with king post and curving struts. The roof projects forward from the tie beams on brackets. The slate roof has cusped bargeboards. In the centre are double wooden gates.

The lych gate is within a semi-circular recess to the W boundary wall of the churchyard. The attached walls define the W and S sides of the chuchyard, and are of rubble stone with saddleback coping.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a well-detailed lych gate and for the important contribution of lych gate and walls to the setting of the church.

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