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HER Number:MDV36370
Name:Sowton Parish Church, Lychgate


Lychgate to the south-east of Sowton Parish Church, dedicated to Sarah Garret who died in 1852


Grid Reference:SX 975 924
Map Sheet:SX99SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishSowton
DistrictEast Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishSOWTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX99SE/70/5
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II*): 86194

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • LYCH GATE (XIX - 1801 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Department of Environment, 1987, Sowton, 36 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV118121.

Lychgate 15m southeast of Sowton Parish Church. Erected to memory of Sarah Garrett, d1852; architect unknown, but possibly by John Hayward, diocesan architect who designed the church, or William White, who designed Bishop's Court for the Garrett family. Salcombe Regis stone, bonded into the coursed Heavitree churchyard wall; the gabled-end roof is of heavy Salcombe Regis slabs. The roof comes well down, almost to the level of the churchyard wall coping, and is surmounted by an axial Celtic cross. Pointed chamfered arches in end gables give in to what is in effect a short vaulted tunnel. Double gates, timber, open above with trefoil headed arches, boarded and railed below; iron fleur-de-lis crest. The design is an arresting and individual one that is reminiscent more of White's work than Hayward's.

Fisher, J., 1999, East Devon Conservation Area Appraisals: Sowton, 5 (Report - non-specific). SDV347074.

Other details: Map 2.

Ordnance Survey, 2014, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV355681.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV118121List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1987. Sowton. Historic Houses Register. A4 Comb Bound. 36.
SDV347074Report - non-specific: Fisher, J.. 1999. East Devon Conservation Area Appraisals: Sowton. East Devon District Council Report. A4 Stapled + Digital. 5.
SDV355681Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2014. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #88996 ]

Associated Monuments

MDV15248Related to: St Michael and All Angels Parish Church, Sowton (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:May 23 2014 9:01AM