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Description: Lych Gate Approximately 30 Metres South-West of Church of St Oswald
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
282SJ9 SE OSWESTRY C.P. UPPER BROOK STREET
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
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Source: English Heritage
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