ST9632 : Lych Gate at St Margaret of Antioch, Chilmark

taken 11 years ago, near to Chilmark, Wiltshire, Great Britain

Lych Gate at St Margaret of Antioch, Chilmark
Lych Gate at St Margaret of Antioch, Chilmark
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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Friday, 2 February, 2007   (more nearby)
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Tuesday, 6 February, 2007
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OSGB36: geotagged! ST 969 327 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:5.6430N 2:2.6873W
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