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St Garmon's Church Lychgate

A Grade II Listed Building in Llanfechain, Powys

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Latitude: 52.775 / 52°46'29"N

Longitude: -3.2034 / 3°12'12"W

OS Eastings: 318916

OS Northings: 320387

OS Grid: SJ189203

Mapcode National: GBR 6X.Y8C7

Mapcode Global: WH792.RJR0

Entry Name: St Garmon's Church Lychgate

Listing Date: 28 January 2004

Last Amended: 28 January 2004

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 82433

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: At the south side of the churchyard of St Garmon, set into a rough stone wall with a simple iron gate to the left side.

County: Powys

Community: Llanfechain

Community: Llanfechain

Locality: Llanfechain village

Traditional County: Montgomeryshire

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An Arts and Crafts lychgate, probably built to the design of John Douglas of Chester, the restorer of the church, but not contemporary with the restoration; constructed after 1900.


An oak lychgate standing on a stone plinth wall. Paired main posts to front and rear. Cambered tie beams on Gothic carved brackets, the beam to the front carrying a Welsh inscription. Red tile roof slightly sprocketted with deep plain bargeboards and a cross finial. Low gates at the outer side with trefoiled open upper panels, diagonally boarded lower panels. Slate war memorials attached to the stone plinth walls at front.


Benches at sides. Slate cross set in the floor.

Reasons for Listing

A lychgate of superior Arts and Crafts design, listed also for group value with St Garmon's Church.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Plas-yn-dinas Public House
    At right angles to the road on the sharp corner immediately to S of the churchyard.
  • II Sundial in St Garmon's Churchyard
    Beside the path from St Garmon's Lychgate to the church.
  • II* Church of St. Garmon
    In a circular churchyard at the centre of the village of Llanfechain. Stone churchyard wall, lychgate at south. Sundial shaft near path to church.
  • II Maes-y-llan
    At north side of the B4393, at the west side of the turning to the centre of Llanfechain village.
  • II Ty-newydd
    At south side of the B4393, 100 m west of the turning for the centre of Llanfechain village.
  • II Plas Cain
    At the north-west end of the village street of Llanfechain beside Llanfechain Bridge.
  • II Ty-coch
    At south side of the B4393, just east of the turning to the centre of the village of Llanfechain.
  • II Llanfechain Bridge
    Over the River Cain at the north side of the village of Llanfechain.

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