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Lychgate and Steps to St Stephen's Church

A Grade II Listed Building in Bodfari, Denbighshire

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Latitude: 53.2201 / 53°13'12"N

Longitude: -3.3609 / 3°21'39"W

OS Eastings: 309234

OS Northings: 370090

OS Grid: SJ092700

Mapcode National: GBR 6Q.1042

Mapcode Global: WH76W.BBV8

Entry Name: Lychgate and Steps to St Stephen's Church

Listing Date: 16 November 1962

Last Amended: 12 April 2002

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 26481

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: To the south-west of St Stephen's Church

County: Denbighshire

Community: Bodfari

Community: Bodfari

Locality: Bodfari Village

Traditional County: Flintshire

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The flight of steps connecting the village with the church must originate with the church, but when the church was rebuilt in 1865 to the design of T. H. Wyatt he designed the lychgate and the rebuild of the steps.


A lightly constructed timber-framed lychgate of two bays, with gables to front and rear. Slate roof overhanging at verges, with surviving iron finial at rear. The timber frame is painted black, with Gothic inserts painted white. Iron-spiked timber gates at front. Side seats. Flagged paving.

At the rear there are steps rising to the church, in two flights with a landing between. Stone posts and rails to the sides, also seats at each side of the landing.

Reasons for Listing

Listed for group value with St Stephen's Church, and as a feature in a village centre of conservation importance.

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  • II Dinorben Arms Public House
    Immediately south of St. Stephen's Church. The house is sited downslope. Extensive carparks at rear.
  • II Hafod-tan-yr-eglwys (Formerly Ty-gwyn)
    Immediately west of St. Stephen's Church, on a site raised above the roads of the village. Rubble limestone wall to front with iron gate.
  • II* Church of St Stephen
    At the centre of Bodfari Village, approached by a lychgate and long flight of steps. The orientation of the church is north east, but conventional orientation is assumed in this description. Stone chu
  • II The Old School and Schoolhouse
    At the east fringe of Bodfari Village, reached by a track to the north of the B5429, and occupying a terraced site on the hillside with extensive views south. Stone wall at north, with two gateways. P
  • II Geinas Farmhouse
    At north side of the A541, ½ km south of Bodfari Parish Church. Small walled garden at front, other enclosed ground at sides and rear. Farmyard on opposite side of road.
  • II Barn at Aberwheeler House
    To the north of Aberwheeler House
  • II Aberwheeler House
    Reached by a narrow lane ½ km north-east of Pont Geinas, located in private grounds. Set of bee-boles to east, old brick barn to north.
  • II Bee-boles at Aberwheeler House
    At north-west corner of the garden to the rear of Aberwheeler House

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