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Description: Lychgate Approximately 40 Metres West of Dorchester Abbey
Date Listed: 14 May 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 248082
OS Grid Reference: SU5785694219
OS Grid Coordinates: 457856, 194219
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6438, -1.1653
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DORCHESTER HIGH STREET
SU5794 (East side)
5/53 Lychgate approx. 40m. W of
Lychgate. 1867. Oak frame on limestone ashlar plinth; shingle roof. Heavy
framework has 2 moulded arch-braced trusses plus 2 intermediate arched trusses
of lesser scantling. Sides have open cusped arcading with carved foliage
spandrels. Curved raking shores rest on projecting sill plates to all sides.
Roof projects to front and rear on curved brackets and has scalloped, moulded
and carved bargeboards. Date is included in commemorative inscription on inner
faces of main trusses but noted as designed by W. Butterfield c.1852-3
(Pevsner/Sherwood). Sir G.G. Scott was restoring the church in 1867. One of a
fine group of buildings near the Abbey.
(Buildings of England: Oxfordshire, p.583).
Listing NGR: SU5785594219
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Source: English Heritage
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