ST9422 : Lych Gate to Church Yard at Berwick St John

taken 11 years ago, near to Berwick st John, Wiltshire, Great Britain

Lych Gate to Church Yard at Berwick St John
Lych Gate to Church Yard at Berwick St John
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.
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Sunday, 28 January, 2007   (more nearby)
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Sunday, 28 January, 2007
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Lych gate   (more nearby)
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OSGB36: geotagged! ST 945 222 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:59.9984N 2:4.7510W
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