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Church Lychgate, Wykeham

Description: Church Lychgate

Grade: II
Date Listed: 18 January 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 327436

OS Grid Reference: SE9645283366
OS Grid Coordinates: 496452, 483366
Latitude/Longitude: 54.2369, -0.5216

Location: Wykeham Lane, Whitby, North Yorkshire YO13 9QB

Locality: Wykeham
Local Authority: Scarborough Borough Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: YO13 9QB

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Listing Text

SE 9683 WYKEHAM A 170
(north side)

14/116 Church Lychgate


Tower of the former St Helen's Chapel of Ease; now lychgate and bell tower.
C14; restored in 1853-54, when the spire was added by William Butterfield.
Sandstone rubble with restoration, including buttresses, in sandstone
ashlar; stone flag spire and slate roof to staircase extension. 3-stage
tower with offset diagonal buttresses and single-stage staircase extension
to north. Lowest stage pierced on both sides by a double-chamfered pointed
arch on chamfered responds, with bar stops to the west and broach stops to
the east. Single rectangular light to second stage, and 2-light louvred
bell openings with trefoil tracery beneath pointed head-stopped hood-mould
to third stage. Chamfered string courses to second and third stages.
Octagonal broach spire with lucarnes and weather-vane. Pent roof to
staircase extension. N Pevsner, The Buildings of England: Yorkshire, The
North Riding, 1966; p 404.

Listing NGR: SE9645283366

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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