SE2467 : Lych gate, St Michaels and All Angel's Church

taken 7 years ago, near to Sawley, North Yorkshire, Great Britain

Lych gate, St Michaels and All Angel's Church
Lych gate, St Michaels and All Angel'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
Wednesday, 6 April, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 29 August, 2011
Geographical Context
Uplands  Village, Rural settlement  Religious sites 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 2494 6775 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:6.3022N 1:37.2041W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 2493 6776
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Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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