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Description: Lych Gate, Bridge and Retaining Wall to Churchyard at Church of St Mary
Date Listed: 20 April 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 160626
OS Grid Reference: TL3096008813
OS Grid Coordinates: 530960, 208813
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7627, -0.1037
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TL 3008 BAYFORD CHURCH LANE
5/18 Lych Gate, Bridge and
- Retaining Wall to churchyard
at Church of St. Mary
Lych gate, bridge and retaining wall. 1870-71 by Henry Woodyer as
outworks of St. Mary's Church he built for William Robert Baker of
Bayfordbury (q.v.). Oak frame, Kentish ragstone bridge and sidewalls,
wall of alternate bands of Kentish ragstone and red brick, hipped and
gabletted roof of red tile with wrought iron foliate cross on top. A
small square lych gate raised on the low parapets of the bridge over the
ha ha with banded retaining wall which was constructed as the new
boundary to the churchyard extended to SE and SW when the new church was
built to the S of the former church. 4 posts on sill beams N-S with
convex quadrant bracing to sill and arched bracing to wallplates N-S and
to 2 tie-beams E-W extending beyond wallplates with support from outer
braces from posts. Single-bay crown-post roof with square posts and
axial curved braces. Pierced boarding infill of gablets similar to
gabled vents in church roof. Ragstone infill wall between side-posts and
simple double gate. Special brick-on-edge red coping to retaining wall.
Pointed arch to watercourse under bridge.
Listing NGR: TL3096008813
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Source: English Heritage
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