SX9255 : View through Lychgate, St Mary's Church

near to Brixham, Torbay, Great Britain

View through Lychgate, St Mary's Church
View through Lychgate, St Mary's Church
The lych gate at St Mary's Church is a substantial stone structure. The main entrance gate has an archway, though which this view is taken. The gravestones can be seen inside on either side of the main pathway to the church. The word lychgate comes from the Old English "lic" meaning a corpse, hence a gate to a graveyard. In the Middle Ages the dead were taken to the lych gate and the priest began the funeral service underneath. Lych gates always have a roof. This one is an elaborate version. I think it is an interesting example. Also see SX9255 : Lych gate, St Mary's Church, Brixham and SX9255 : Lych gate, St Mary's Church, Brixham
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2010
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Saturday, 25 September, 2010   (more nearby)
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Saturday, 2 October, 2010
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Lych gate   (more nearby)
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OSGB36: geotagged! SX 920 551 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:23.1618N 3:31.1799W
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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