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HER Number:MDV113748
Name:Lych Gate at All Saints' Church, Clovelly


The lych gate is reputedly dated '1636 W.S.'. Constructed of rubble stone with a slate roof, it was probably part rebuilt in the early 20th century, presumably when the roof was replaced.


Grid Reference:SS 309 251
Map Sheet:SS32NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishClovelly
Ecclesiastical ParishCLOVELLY

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • LYCH GATE (XVII to XX - 1601 AD to 2000 AD (Between))

Full description

Collings, A. G. + Manning, P. T. + Valentin, J., 2007, The North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Phase 1. Archaeological Survey. Summary Report, No. 547 (Report - Assessment). SDV339712.

Ordnance Survey, 2015, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV357601.

Historic England, 2015, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV358087.

Wall to churchyard of church of All Saints including lychgate. Wall to churchyard and lychgate. Wall probably late medieval in parts, extended to the south in 1884; lych gate reputedly dated:- "1636 W.S." (not seen), probably part rebuilt in the early c20. Rubble stone, lych-gate with slate roof. Plan: wall bounds churchyard on west and north sides, approximately 2m high with rubble copig stepped down on north side. At the south-west corner the lych-gate, square on plan. Exterior: lych gate with a gabled slate roof supported on rubble side walls, wide throughway to centre without embellishment, early c20 wooden lattice gate. Roof: of the lych gate replaced early C20.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV339712Report - Assessment: Collings, A. G. + Manning, P. T. + Valentin, J.. 2007. The North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Phase 1. Archaeological Survey. Summary Report. Exeter Archaeology Report. 06.22 (rev.1). A4 Stapled + Digital. No. 547.
SDV357601Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2015. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #73099 ]
SDV358087National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2015. National Heritage List for England. Website.

Associated Monuments

MDV184Related to: All Saints Parish Church, Clovelly (Building)
MDV37917Related to: Clovelly Churchyard Wall (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Nov 13 2015 12:42PM