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Lychgate at Church of St Curig

A Grade II Listed Building in Llangurig, Powys

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.4064 / 52°24'23"N

Longitude: -3.6064 / 3°36'22"W

OS Eastings: 290819

OS Northings: 279927

OS Grid: SN908799

Mapcode National: GBR 9D.PGQL

Mapcode Global: VH5C2.FST3

Entry Name: Lychgate at Church of St Curig

Listing Date: 24 March 2005

Last Amended: 24 March 2005

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 84296

Location: On the S side of the A44 and forming the main entrance to the church.

County: Powys

Community: Llangurig

Community: Llangurig

Traditional County: Montgomeryshire

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History

Lychgate dated 1740, some of the external detail C19.

Exterior

Gabled lychgate constructed of random stone under a slate roof. Entrances to N and S, the shallow arched wooden tie beams with depressed ogee heads. C19 vertical boarding to gables, with decorative barge boards with wave moulding to N side and zig-zag moulding to S side.

Two-bay roof, the central truss also with a depressed ogee-arched tie-beam, supported on corbels. Raked struts above tie-beam; diagonal wind-braces above purlins, all the timbers pegged. On the N side of the central tie-beam is a carved inscription reading 'GD (W) SH 1740 DG (C) IO'. The former initials refer to the churchwardens, George David and Solomon Hamer, the latter initials possibly to the carpenters. A pair of double wooden gates are fixed beneath, with mid-rail and open panels with trefoiled heads.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as an unusually well-detailed C18 lychgate, and for group value with the Church of St Curig and other structures in the village.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Memorial to Chevalier Lloyd
    In the centre of the village. Located on the pavement, immediately E of the lychgate.
  • II The Blue Bell Inn
    Fronting the N side of the main road, opposite the church. It is at the junction with a by-road which runs N towards Llanidloes.
  • II Memorial Fountain
    On the N side of the main road in the centre of Llangurig, to the E of the church. Flanked by low rubble walls retaining the village green.
  • II* Church of St Curig
    On the SW side of the village, reached from the main road and set down towards the N bank of the River Wye.
  • II Milestone
    In the centre of the village, on the N side of the main road, immediately R of the water-fountain.
  • II Penybont & Glanyrafon, including forecourt wall
    In Llangurig, to the E of the church, at the side of the by-road that runs S along the Wye Valley; immediately below the junction with the main A44. Penybont fronts the road and Glanyrafon is at right
  • II No.1
    On the W side of a by-road which runs N towards Llanidloes, and close to the junction with the main A44.
  • II No.2
    On the W side of a by-road which runs N towards Llanidloes, and close to the junction with the main A44.

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