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Lych Gate and Adjoining Walls, Church of St Edward the Confessor, Kempley

Description: Lych Gate and Adjoining Walls, Church of St Edward the Confessor

Grade: II
Date Listed: 17 March 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 125954

OS Grid Reference: SO6713729647
OS Grid Coordinates: 367137, 229647
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9643, -2.4797

Location: Kempley, Gloucestershire GL18 2BU

Locality: Kempley
Local Authority: Forest of Dean District Council
County: Gloucestershire
Country: England
Postcode: GL18 2BU

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Listing Text

SO 62 NE

8/136 Lych Gate and adjoining walls,
Church of St. Edward the Confessor


Lych gate and adjoining churchyard walls. 1902-'3, by Randall
Wells for Lord Beauchamp. Generally thin, roughly coursed
stonework, well-squared quoins, stone slate roof. Gabled archway,
with walls extending each side. Within archway coffin stone on
Low wall divides opening into 2: wooden pedestrian gate each side,
slightly curved brace, slats tenoned through frame, plunger latch.
Above plain, semi-circular arch, radiating stonework to gables
above: 3 step projecting verge, each course scalloped: sloping
return at foot from eaves to sides. Returns, central buttress,
with stepped, hipped top, below eaves. To left of gate, viewed
from inside, wall extends about 14m: low triangular headed, with
thin vertical stones for short length, with projecting scalloped
horizontal stones beneath: then larger copings: 2 triangular
buttresses on outside. To right curves round tree, followed by
short, straight length. Coping mirror of that on left:
triangular buttress at end. Forms group with church (q.v.), and a
carefully considered and detailed adjunct to it.

Listing NGR: SO6713729647

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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