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Lychgate at Church of St Melyd

A Grade II Listed Building in Meliden, Denbighshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.3183 / 53°19'5"N

Longitude: -3.4082 / 3°24'29"W

OS Eastings: 306289

OS Northings: 381074

OS Grid: SJ062810

Mapcode National: GBR 4ZM2.Y6

Mapcode Global: WH768.MV8J

Entry Name: Lychgate at Church of St Melyd

Listing Date: 12 September 2001

Last Amended: 12 September 2001

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 25750

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: Facing Ffordd Talargoch, Meliden.

County: Denbighshire

Town: Prestatyn

Community: Prestatyn

Community: Prestatyn

Locality: Meliden

Built-Up Area: Meliden

Traditional County: Flintshire

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History

Probably contemporary with the restoration of St Melyd's church by Arthur Baker of Kensington, completed in 1885.

Exterior

A timber-framed lychgate standing on high stone side walls. Slate roof with gables to front and rear, prominent carved bargeboards and small finials. The walls are of axe dressed stone and are abutted by the rubble masonry churchyard wall. Central timber frame with tie beam and cusped braces above.

The timber framing above the walls each side is designed in six panels, with braces at the top of two of the studs. The main posts at front and rear have curved braces to the tie beams. Above tie beam the gables are vertically studded. On the front tie beam the wording 'Church of St Melyd' is carved in raised letters and painted white. Original gates with midrail and down-curved toprail; iron trefoil cresting on both rails.

Reasons for Listing

A picturesque late C19 lychgate designed to complement the restoration of St Melyd's church, and forming a group with it.

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