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Lychgate to Llansantffraid Cemetery

A Grade II Listed Building in Llansanffraid-ym-Mechain, Powys

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Latitude: 52.7747 / 52°46'28"N

Longitude: -3.1614 / 3°9'41"W

OS Eastings: 321745

OS Northings: 320308

OS Grid: SJ217203

Mapcode National: GBR 6Z.Y6JT

Mapcode Global: WH793.DJS7

Entry Name: Lychgate to Llansantffraid Cemetery

Listing Date: 2 March 2004

Last Amended: 2 March 2004

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 82564

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: To west of village, north of the road to Llanfechain.

County: Powys

Community: Llansantffraid (Llansanffraid)

Community: Llansantffraid

Locality: Llansantffraid-ym-Mechain village

Built-Up Area: Llansanffraid-ym-Mechain

Traditional County: Montgomeryshire

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Probably built in 1905: a brass plate in the lychgate commemorates Caroline Griffiths and carries the date 'Oct 1905'. The first tombstones in the cemetery are dated 1906. (A possible design by the same hand as Plas Derwen?)


A stone lychgate in sneck-coursed yellow sandstone with a pyramidal red tile roof and a pole finial. Large curling iron brackets support the eaves on all sides. Wide openings at front and rear but double timber gates to the front only. The front and rear walls extend out into slight buttresses. Slit windows each side of the entrances at front and rear, singly at sides.


Side bench with cupboard space beneath.

Reasons for Listing

A fine Voyseyesque Arts and Crafts lychgate to a village cemetery.

Other nearby listed buildings

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    At east side of Winllan Road, 150 m north of the Lion Hotel.
  • II Bronwylfa
    About 100 m north of the Lion Hotel, at the east side of Winllan Road.
  • II Llwyn Onn
    Back to back with Bronwylfa, Winllan Road.
  • II Glanaber
    Reached by a side lane at the rear of Bronwylfa, east side of Winllan Road, about 100 m north of the Lion Hotel.
  • II Lion Hotel
    At west end of the main street of the village.
  • II Former coachhouse and stable of the Lion Hotel
    At east side of the forecourt of the Lion Hotel.
  • II Cleveland House
    At west end of the village, nearly opposite the Lion Hotel.
  • II Bodwen
    Near west end of the main street of the village, about 50 m east of the Lion Hotel. Garden at left and small hedged and fenced garden at front.

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