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Lychgate at St Cynbryd's Church

A Grade II Listed Building in Llanddulas, Conwy

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.289 / 53°17'20"N

Longitude: -3.6383 / 3°38'17"W

OS Eastings: 290886

OS Northings: 378147

OS Grid: SH908781

Mapcode National: GBR 3Z1D.3P

Mapcode Global: WH657.2LRF

Entry Name: Lychgate at St Cynbryd's Church

Listing Date: 12 November 1997

Last Amended: 12 November 1997

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 19026

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: On the roadside, immediately W of the road bridge over the Afon Ddulas.

County: Conwy

Town: Abergele

Community: Llanddulas and Rhyd-y-Foel (Llanddulas a Rhyd-y-Foel)

Community: Llanddulas and Rhyd-y-Foel

Locality: Llanddulas

Built-Up Area: Llanddulas

Traditional County: Denbighshire

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History

Lychgate designed by Harold Hughes, architect of Bangor in 1899 for Alfred L Jones, in memory of his mother.

Exterior

Timber-framed Arts and Crafts lychgate of early Tudor inspiration. Set on a stone base of polygonal ashlar with gently-battered sides and chamfered sandstone capping. The oak superstructure is gabled and of two bays and has projecting pegs throughout. Spere trusses to the entrance sides and centre. These have moulded chamfers with ogee stops, and taper slightly towards the top whilst bowing in gently at the bottom. Near-flat segmental tie-beams moulded as before, with open heavy framed trusses and outer walls. Hollow-chamfered purlins and cusped windbraces, both continued into especially deep verges; here the wall-plate ends are moulded. Simple bargeboards with moulded edges and oversailing, feathered eaves with expressed rafter ends. Slate roof with cement ridge tiles (replaced). Carved on the N (church-facing) tie beam is the inscription 'Erected in memory of a dear mother by Alfred L Jones, 1899'. Welsh inscription in raised, polychromed lettering on the front-facing (S) tie-beam. Above, within the framed truss, a central niched oak carving of St. Cynbryd (?). Pair of contemporary oak half-gates to central spere truss, each gate of 8 panels, the upper 4 open; simple ironwork, red brick floor.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a fine example of an Arts and Crafts lychgate by an important regional architect.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Ty Ucha Cottage
    Located in the village centre diagonally opposite St. Cynbryd's Church; set back from the main road with a forecourt to the NW.
  • II Ty Ucha Bach
    Located in the village centre diagonally opposite St. Cynbryd's Church; set back from the main road with a forecourt to the NW.
  • II Ty Ucha
    Located in the village centre diagonally opposite St. Cynbryd's Church; set back from the main road with a forecourt to the NW.
  • II* Parish Church of St Cynbryd
    Located in the centre of the village on the north bank of the Afon Dulas, within its own large, rubble-walled churchyard.
  • II Ty Ucha
    Located in the village centre diagonally opposite St. Cynbryd's Church; set back from the main road with a forecourt to the NW.
  • II Ty Ucha House
    Located in the village centre diagonally opposite St. Cynbryd's Church; set back from the main road with a forecourt to the NW.
  • II Memorial Cross at St Cynbryd's Church
    Located immediately to the E of the parish church, within the churchyard and at the centre of a gravelled burial plot.
  • II Ty Ucha
    Located in the village centre diagonally opposite St. Cynbryd's Church; set back from the main road with a forecourt to the NW.

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