ST8211 : Church of the Holy Rood, Shillingstone - Lych Gate

taken 11 years ago, near to Shillingstone, Dorset, Great Britain

Church of the Holy Rood, Shillingstone - Lych Gate
Church of the Holy Rood, Shillingstone - Lych Gate
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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Date Taken
Sunday, 11 February, 2007   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 12 February, 2007
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Lych gate   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 825 114 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:54.1245N 2:15.0142W
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OSGB36: geotagged! ST 824 115
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Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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