Lych gate at entrance to churchyard of Church of St Matthew


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Lych gate at entrance to churchyard of Church of St Matthew, High Street


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Statutory Address:
Lych gate at entrance to churchyard of Church of St Matthew, High Street

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

Mendip (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
ST 51834 45817


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WOOKEY CP HIGH STREET (south side) Lych gate at entrance to churchyard of Church of St Matthew


Lych gate designed by F. Bligh Bond and built by Pittards of Langport. It was dedicated in January 1916 and was donated by Miss Badcock in memory of her sister. Rubble plinths with dressed freestone cappings, oak superstructure, shingled roof with bellcast and wheel-cross finials. Medieval style. Massive superstructure with four-rain posts, archbracing, bridging beams, roof ridge at right angles to frontage; ends of exposed beams carved with grotesque masks.

Bridging beam to frontage with inscription:- *MORS IANVA VITAE". Gates.

Listing NGR: ST5183445817


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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: 05 May 2006
Reference: IOE01/15327/09
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr John Barker. Source Historic England Archive
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