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This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: LYCH-GATE TO CHURCH OF ST JOHN THE BAPTIST'S CHURCHYARD

List entry Number: 1064391

Location

LYCH-GATE TO CHURCH OF ST JOHN THE BAPTIST'S CHURCHYARD, LAYHAMS ROAD

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County District District Type Parish
Greater London AuthorityBromleyLondon Borough

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 28-May-1954

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 358508

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785/13/26 LAYHAMS ROAD 28-MAY-54 WEST WICKHAM LYCH-GATE TO CHURCH OF ST JOHN THE BAPTIST'S CHURCHYARD

II*

C15 or early C16 in origin, but aside from the main beam it is wholly renewed.

MATERIALS: Timber with tiled roof.

EXTERIOR Late medieval lychgate with a tiled roof supported at each end by a vertical strut and two cross struts resting on a ground plate.

HISTORY: The church was built by Sir Henry Heydon, d. 1504, and the lychgate is probably contemporary in origin. A 1935 measured drawing in the National Monuments Record may be connected with the restoration.

SOURCES Pevsner, N and Cherry, B, The Buildings of England: London 2: South (1983), 195 Aymer Vallance, `Old Crosses and Lychgates' (1920), 176

REASONS FOR DESIGNATION The lych-gate of the church of St John, West Wickham, is designated at Grade II* for the following principal reason: * A rare surviving medieval lychgate, albeit heavily renewed, that is probably contemporary with the late C15 or early C16 church.

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National Grid Reference: TQ 38939 64849

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