TQ4744 : Lych gate, Church of St Peter, Hever

taken 4 years ago, near to Hever, Kent, Great Britain

Lych gate, Church of St Peter, Hever
Lych gate, Church of St Peter, Hever
Lych Gates
A lychgate or as two separate words lych gate, is a gateway covered with a roof found at the entrance to a traditional English churchyard. The name comes from the Old English for a corpse (lic) and was traditionally where the clergy met the corpse for burial. It was also a shelter for the pall bearers.

Hever is a village in the Sevenoaks District of Kent. The parish is located on the River Eden, a tributary of the River Medway, east of Edenbridge.
The place-name 'Hever' is first attested in a Saxon charter of 814, where it appears as 'Heanyfre'; the name means 'high edge'.
Hever contains Hever Castle, the childhood home of Anne Boleyn, second wife of King Henry VIII.
In the parish church of St Peter is the tomb of Thomas Boleyn, the father of Anne Boleyn and grandfather of Queen Elizabeth I.
Church of St Peter, Hever
St Peterís Church dates back to the 14th century and is located in the centre of Hever next to Hever Castle. Built on the site of an earlier Norman Church, it has been a place of worship for the last 875 years.
Remnants of this Norman place of worship can be found on the outside walls where Norman stones were used in the building of the present church. Also, youíll find a list of past Rectors of the Church hanging on the West wall dating back to 1200.
The Church is well known for being the final resting place of Sir Thomas Boleyn, Anne Boleynís father and Elizabeth Iís grandfather.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 12 June, 2014   (more nearby)
Sunday, 14 September, 2014
Geographical Context
Boundary, Barrier  Religious sites 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 4762 4483 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:11.0187N 0:6.6461E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 4761 4481
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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