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HER Number:MDV96062
Name:Lychgate and Walls to St. Mary's Churchyard, Pilton, Barnstaple


Lychgate built in 1898. Of rubble stone with a slate roof with small rooms either side. To left and right of the gate are tall walls enclosing the west side of the churchyard.


Grid Reference:SS 556 341
Map Sheet:SS53SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBarnstaple
DistrictNorth Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishPILTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • LYCH GATE (XIX - 1898 AD to 1898 AD)

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 2013, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV350786.

English Heritage, 2013, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV350785.

Lychgate and walls, St. Marys Churchyard. 1898 (datestone). Lychgate stone rubble with ashlar dressings; slate roof. Rubble walls with brick copings. Free Gothic style. Sited at the W end of the churchyard. Archway from lane into churchyard through lychgate, which has small rooms to N and S. Single storey. Asymmetrical 2-window range with a central doorway. Embattled parapet with coped merlons and embrasures, rises in the centre; moulded string below parapet. 3-centred central archway with double hollow-chamfered arch, flanked by 2 windows, a cusped quatrefoil with hoodmould to the right and a lancet to the left. Small segmental-headed doorway to the left. Date plaque of 1898 over centre of the archway. Rear elevation, to lane, is to matching style with 2-leaf plank door with ornamental strap hinges. Tall walls to left and right enclose churchyard on the W side.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV350785National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2013. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital.
SDV350786Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2013. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #109967 ]

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:May 9 2013 8:33AM