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Lychgate to Church of St Cynwyl

A Grade II Listed Building in Cynwyl Elfed, Carmarthenshire

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Latitude: 51.9223 / 51°55'20"N

Longitude: -4.3666 / 4°21'59"W

OS Eastings: 237352

OS Northings: 227506

OS Grid: SN373275

Mapcode National: GBR DC.P5JV

Mapcode Global: VH3L2.8YD8

Entry Name: Lychgate to Church of St Cynwyl

Listing Date: 19 September 2000

Last Amended: 19 September 2000

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 23991

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: Situated at the entrance to the churchyard of the Church of St Cynwyl, near the centre of Cynwyl Elfed village NE of Pont Cynwyl.

County: Carmarthenshire

Town: Carmarthen

Community: Cynwyl Elfed

Community: Cynwyl Elfed

Traditional County: Carmarthenshire

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C19 timber lychgate by J P Seddon as part of the restoration of 1876-7.


Lychgate, painted oak with slate hipped roof. Two square posts with arch-braces on 4 sides: those E and W carry cross-beams with moulded ends, longer outer ones carry roof hip, and inner ones carry roof ridge. Posts above cross-beams up to ridge. Diagonal boarding under slates, shaped rafter ends. Two iron gates with spearhead rails and dog-bars. Crested clay ridge tiles.

Reasons for Listing

Included as an unusual piece of High Victorian timber design by a leading Victorian architect, and as part of a group with the church.

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