LYCHGATE AT SOUTH ENTRANCE TO ST MARYS CHURCHYARD

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1208874
Date first listed:
23-Aug-1955
Date of most recent amendment:
03-Nov-1986
Statutory Address:
LYCHGATE AT SOUTH ENTRANCE TO ST MARYS CHURCHYARD

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Location

Statutory Address:
LYCHGATE AT SOUTH ENTRANCE TO ST MARYS CHURCHYARD

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

County:
Devon
District:
Teignbridge (District Authority)
Parish:
Bickington
National Grid Reference:
SX 79966 72658

Details

BICKINGTON BICKINGTON SX 77 SE 7/22 Lychgate at south entrance to St 23.8.55 Mary's Churchyard (formerly listed as Church gate) GV II

Lychgate. Build 1901, incorporating an early or mid C16 wooden arch. Roughcast stone and exposed timber-framing. Slated roof with chimney on east gable. Building consists of an open ground storey with 2 small chambers on the east side; above is an enclosed chamber reached by an external stone staircase built round the south and east sides. 2 storeys. Ground storey has wide openings, front and back, with flat wood lintels carried on stone corbels; no windows in side-chambers. Upper storey has widely-spaced vertical studding; 2-light window each side with trefoil-headed lights. In the centre of the open part of the ground storey is the C16 arch, about 2.5 metres wide with shouldered durn jambs, both jambs and lintel heavily moulded and carved with vine and scroll pattern. Within the arch is a centrally-pivoted gate of 1901. The southernmost of the 2 chambers to the east of this contains a panelled wooden seat. On the south face of the building is a metal plaque inscribed: "Mains water to Bickington 11th January 1962". There was certainly an earlier lychgate on this site, for the account of the 1883-4 restoration mentions "the ancient lych gate upon the south approach to the church". Sources: Exeter Flying Post, 11.6.1884. Notes by C Fryer Cornelius displayed in the church.

Listing NGR: SX7997172660

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
85220
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
'Exeter Flying Post' in 11 June, (1984)

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: 30 Aug 1999
Reference: IOE01/00012/33
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