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Latitude: 51.6438 / 51°38'37"N
Longitude: -1.1653 / 1°9'54"W
OS Eastings: 457856
OS Northings: 194220
OS Grid: SU578942
Mapcode National: GBR 90F.S8D
Mapcode Global: VHCY8.RYB7
Entry Name: Lychgate Approximately 40 Metres West of Dorchester Abbey
Listing Date: 14 May 1986
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1286061
English Heritage Legacy ID: 248082
Location: Dorchester, South Oxfordshire, Oxfordshire, OX10
District: South Oxfordshire
Civil Parish: Dorchester
Built-Up Area: Dorchester (South Oxfordshire)
Traditional County: Oxfordshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire
Church of England Parish: Dorchester
Church of England Diocese: Oxford
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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