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Latitude: 53.021 / 53°1'15"N
Longitude: -4.3646 / 4°21'52"W
OS Eastings: 241490
OS Northings: 349695
OS Grid: SH414496
Mapcode National: GBR 5D.FN79
Mapcode Global: WH43Y.XBSC
Entry Name: Lychgate to the churchyard of the Church of St Beuno
Listing Date: 29 May 1968
Last Amended: 15 September 1999
Source ID: 22351
Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Location: The lychgate opens directly off the main road at the centre of the village, and leads into the W corner of the churchyard opposite the E end of the chancel.
Traditional County: Caernarfonshire
Built in the late medieval period as the main entrance to the churchyard.
Built of granite with a pitched slate roof. Double gate entry from the road to a wide interior paved with pebbles, and slate and slopes down to the wide opening to the churchyard. Both openings are covered by a large single slab of stone of irregular shape, on further corbel slabs, the inner opening having a square opening to admit more light set asymmetrically above the lintel. The entry against the road appears to have been originally arched.
The roof is carried on re-used oak purlins and a ridge and has open rafters with plaster between each. The passage has one shallow recessed seat each side immediately behind the outer gates, perhaps for mendicant pilgrims.
Included as a good example of a late medieval lychgate to a churchyard, and of group value with the Grade I Church of St Beuno and other structures at the centre of Clynnog-fawr.
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