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Lychgate, Anstey

Description: Lychgate

Grade: II
Date Listed: 22 February 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 160225

OS Grid Reference: TL4043132850
OS Grid Coordinates: 540431, 232850
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9764, 0.0432

Location: 8 St Georges End, Anstey, Hertfordshire SG9 0BY

Locality: Anstey
Local Authority: East Hertfordshire District Council
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: SG9 0BY

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Listing Text

(North side)

7/2 Lychgate


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

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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