ST7921 : St Michael and All Angels Church, Stour Provost - Lych Gate

taken 10 years ago, near to Stour Provost, Dorset, Great Britain

St Michael and All Angels Church, Stour Provost - Lych Gate
St Michael and All Angels Church, Stour Provost - 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
Monday, 26 February, 2007   (more nearby)
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Monday, 26 February, 2007
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Lych gate   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 794 215 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:59.5677N 2:17.6680W
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OSGB36: geotagged! ST 794 215
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