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Description: Lychgate About 20 Yards South of the Church of St Faith
Date Listed: 2 December 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 148550
OS Grid Reference: SO9569237390
OS Grid Coordinates: 395692, 237390
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0349, -2.0642
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OVERBURY CP -
SO 9437 - 9537
9/97 Lychgate about 20 yards
south of the
Church of St Faith
Lychgate. 1925 by Sir Herbert Baker for Richard Biddulph Martin. Timber-
framed on limestone ashlar base and with stone tiled roof which has swept
overhanging eaves on shaped brackets. Tall chamfered base with short
returns at each end enclosing timber benches at each side. Arch-braced
collar trusses form round-headed archways and have additional smaller upper
collars. Sides have a pair of large rectangular open panels with reversed
ogee braces in upper corners. There are similar braces supporting the outer
faces of the main posts. On the south collar is inscribed the dates 1914-1918
arid attached to it is the carved figure of an angel holding a wreath and set
in a niche formed by the folded wings. Attached to the north collar is a
carved angel with outspread wings, On the south side six steps lead up to
the lychgate and to the ashlar chest tomb memorial within. The lychgate was
erected as a war memorial. It is prominently sited at the centre of the village.
Listing NGR: SO9569537390
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Source: English Heritage
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