Churchyard wall and lychgate at Church of St John the Baptist


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Listed Building
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Statutory Address:
Church of St John the Baptist, Church Street


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Statutory Address:
Church of St John the Baptist, Church Street

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
National Grid Reference:


SJ 32 SE 8/139

RUYTON-XI-TOWNS CP CHURCH STREET (north side) Churchyard wall and lychgate at Church of St John the Baptist

GV II Churchyard wall and lych-gate. Churchyard wall. Probably late C18 or early C19 incorporating earlier stonework. Regularly coursed and dressed and roughly coursed red sandstone rubble with plinth on north side; triangular coping.

Steep-banked oval-shaped enclosure, suggestive of an early and perhaps defensive origin, making use of natural fall in ground. Also encloses remains of castle (qv), taken into churchyard in 1881. Lych-gate at south east entrance to churchyard. 1888. Gabled timber-framed structure on low red sandstone walls with chamfered coping; machine tile roof with ornamental cresting and cross to centre of ridge. Benches to sides. Billet moulding to tie beams and wooden gates. Included for group value.

Listing NGR: SJ3952622140


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Books and journals
Cranage, DHS , An Architectural Account of the Churches of Shropshire, (1908), 824-825


This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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Date: 09 Sep 1999
Reference: IOE01/01589/16
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