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St Cenydd's Lychgate

A Grade II Listed Building in Llangennith, Llanmadoc and Cheriton, Swansea

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.6 / 51°35'59"N

Longitude: -4.2702 / 4°16'12"W

OS Eastings: 242865

OS Northings: 191454

OS Grid: SS428914

Mapcode National: GBR GQ.L3PF

Mapcode Global: VH3MV.X1WT

Entry Name: St Cenydd's Lychgate

Listing Date: 3 March 2000

Last Amended: 3 March 2000

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 22886

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: At the north entrance to St Cenydd's churchyard, Llangennith

County: Swansea

Town: Swansea

Community: Llangennith, Llanmadoc and Cheriton (Llangynydd, Llanmadog a Cheriton)

Community: Llangennith, Llanmadoc and Cheriton

Locality: Llangennith village

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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History

St Cenydd's lychgate was donated to the church in 1903, and contains later gate-panel carvings by a local craftsman, W H Melling.

Exterior

Timber-framed lychgate to the north west of the churchyard, with double timber gates.
The structure stands on four corner-posts with large curved braces to the tie-beams. Large verge overhang carried on curved brackets and large, generously scalloped bargeboards to front and rear. Low pitched slated roof with tile ridge. Quatrefoil-pierced fascias above tie-beams front and rear. Three open lights each side with gothic tracery and cinquefoil scalloping. Rendered panels below the side lights, a shallow seat each side, stone plinths.
The gates, added later, have posts carved with animals and panels carved with scenes of the lives of St Cenydd and St David. Stone paving from gates to road.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as the only known lychgate at a Gower churchyard, picturesquely designed and of group value with St Cenydd's chuch.

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