LYCHGATE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1101869
Date first listed:
22-Feb-1967
Statutory Address:
LYCHGATE, ANSTEY

Map

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Location

Statutory Address:
LYCHGATE, ANSTEY

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

County:
Hertfordshire
District:
East Hertfordshire (District Authority)
Parish:
Anstey
National Grid Reference:
TL 40431 32850

Details

TL 4032 ANSTEY ANSTEY (North side)

7/2 Lychgate 22.2.67

GV II

Lychgate incorporating a lockup. C15 or earlier, lockup enclosed in flint and brick walls in 1831. Timber frame on red brick sill walls uncoursed flint with grey brick quoins to lockup, and hipped old red tile roof with gablets. A small, single-storey rectangular structure facing S, open below except where the square lockup occupies the E 2/5ths, entered from N. 3 heavy chamfered square posts in line on the central long axis support the rest of the structure. Arched knee-braces in the head of the central opening, with a narrower W side-bay. The posts stand on sill-beams aligned N-S with struts to the posts. A longitudinal beam links the heads of the posts and carries 3 heavy cross-ties braced from the posts. The single-framed collar rafter roof stands on heavy wallplates carried on the crossties. The wallplate at the NE corner has head mortice for a corner-post and brace, suggesting that a timber-framed enclosure or lockup preceded the flint-walled one. This has thick boards as a ceiling and a boarded door with barred fanlight. In use as the parish cage up to the early C20. (RCHM (1911)35: Pevsner (1977)72).

Listing NGR: TL4043132850

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
160225
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, Cherry, B, The Buildings of England: Hertfordshire, (1977), 72
Other
Inventory of the Historical Monuments of Hertfordshire, (1910)

Legal

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

End of official listing

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Date: 29 Aug 2002
Reference: IOE01/08803/02
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