SU2489 : Lych gate, St Andrew's Church

taken 8 years ago, near to Shrivenham, Oxfordshire, Great Britain

Lych gate, St Andrew's Church
Lych gate, St Andrew's Church
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
Saturday, 30 January, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 2 February, 2010
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Lych gate   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 24058 89006 [1m precision]
WGS84: 51:35.9632N 1:39.2434W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SU 24058 89006
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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