SU1448 : Lych gate, All Saints Church, Netheravon

taken 10 years ago, near to Netheravon, Wiltshire, Great Britain

Lych gate, All Saints Church, Netheravon
Lych gate, All Saints Church, Netheravon
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 March, 2007   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 12 March, 2007
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Lych gate   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 147 484 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:14.0920N 1:47.4327W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 147 483
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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