SU9814 : Holy Cross Church, Bignor - Lych Gate

taken 11 years ago, near to Bignor, West Sussex, Great Britain

Holy Cross Church, Bignor - Lych Gate
Holy Cross Church, Bignor - 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
Wednesday, 21 February, 2007   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 4 March, 2007
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Lych gate   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 982 146 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:55.3664N 0:36.2115W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 982 147
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South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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