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Lych Gate Approximately 30 Metres South-West of Church of St Oswald, Oswestry

Description: Lych Gate Approximately 30 Metres South-West of Church of St Oswald

Grade: II
Date Listed: 10 September 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 255576

OS Grid Reference: SJ2882629330
OS Grid Coordinates: 328826, 329330
Latitude/Longitude: 52.8567, -3.0585

Location: 3 Upper Brook Street, Oswestry, Shropshire SY11 2TB

Locality: Oswestry
County: Shropshire
Country: England
Postcode: SY11 2TB

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Listing Text

(north side)

15/102 Lych-gate approx. 30m
south-west of Church of
10.9.51 St. Oswald (formerly
listed as Lych-gate to


Lych-gate. Dated 1631 with considerable later re-modelling. Timber
framed structure now supported on C18 walls, repaired late C20, stone
slate roof with wooden finials to gables. 4 gables, each with tie
beam and collar supported by 2 vertical struts (date 1631 carved on
northern collar); tie beams to north and south have slightly cambered
arch to centre with mortice and peg holes for former vertical posts.
Low stone wall on south side has early C19 cast-iron railings with
urn-capped standards and position of gate to centre. Formerly an
entrance to the town's grammar school [now Nos. 1 to 3, Church Terrace
(q.v.)]; said to be known locally as the Griddle Gate.

Listing NGR: SJ2882729332

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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