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Lychgate to churchyard of Church of St Matthew

A Grade II Listed Building in Dyffryn Clydach, Neath Port Talbot

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Latitude: 51.6832 / 51°40'59"N

Longitude: -3.826 / 3°49'33"W

OS Eastings: 273858

OS Northings: 199846

OS Grid: SS738998

Mapcode National: GBR H2.50CX

Mapcode Global: VH4JZ.MYPK

Entry Name: Lychgate to churchyard of Church of St Matthew

Listing Date: 22 December 2003

Last Amended: 22 December 2003

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 82321

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: On the E side of the churchyard of the Church of St Matthew.

County: Neath Port Talbot

Town: Neath

Community: Dyffryn Clydach

Community: Dyffryn Clydach

Locality: Dyffryn

Built-Up Area: Neath

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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Lychgate to churchyard of Dyffryn church built 1871 for Howel Gwyn of Dyffryn. Lychgate either of that date or contemporary with the memorial to Howel Gwyn died 1888 which faces it down churchyard path.


Lychgate, timber on two low rubble and ashlar walls, with gabled bargeboarded roof of fishscale slates with limestone ridge tiles. Timber appears to be pine, 2 bays each side with cusped heads to openings, and 3 cambered tie-beams with king-posts up to an axial timber under collars of rafter couples. Arch braces from king-posts and under tie-beams.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a typical later C19 timber lychgate, of group value with the church and monument in a Victorian estate-church ensemble.

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