SY7282 : Lych gate, St Osmunds Church, Osmington

taken 8 years ago, near to Osmington, Dorset, Great Britain

Lych gate, St Osmunds Church, Osmington
Lych gate, St Osmunds Church, Osmington
Many churches have a lych gate built over the main entrance to the enclosed area round the church. The name, also spelt lich or lytch, is from the Anglo Saxon 'lich' meaning corpse. The gate marks the division between consecrated and unconsecrated ground, where the bearers sheltered with the coffin, waiting for the clergyman to lead the procession before the burial. The original lych gates had seats, a lych cross and a lych stone - a slab on which the coffin rested.
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Date Taken
Monday, 28 December, 2009   (more nearby)
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Tuesday, 5 January, 2010
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Lych gate   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SY 724 829 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:38.7455N 2:23.4522W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SY 724 829
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