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Description: Churchyard Wall and Lychgate at Church of St John the Baptist
Date Listed: 21 October 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 256691
OS Grid Reference: SJ3952422138
OS Grid Coordinates: 339524, 322138
Latitude/Longitude: 52.7934, -2.8983
RUYTON-XI-TOWNS C.P. CHURCH STREET (north
SJ 32 SE side)
8/139 Churchyard wall and lych-
- gate at Church of St.
John the Baptist
Churchyard wall and lych-gate. Churchyard wall. Probably lateC18 or
early C19 incorporating earlier stonework. Regularly coursed and dressed
and roughly coursed red sandstone rubble with plinth on north side; triangular
coping. Steep-banked oval-shaped enclosure, suggestive of an early and
perhaps defensive origin, making use of natural fall in ground. Also encloses
remains of castle (q.v.), taken into churchyard in 1881. Lych-gate at
south-east entrance to churchyard. 1888. Gabled timber framed structure
on low red sandstone walls with chamfered coping; machine tile roof with
ornamental cresting and cross to centre of ridge. Benches to sides.
Billet moulding to tie beams and wooden gates. Included for group value.
D.H.S. Cranage,The Churches of Shropshire, Part 9 (1908) pp. 824-5.
Listing NGR: SJ3952422138
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Source: English Heritage
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