TQ1926 : Lych gate, Church of St Andrew

taken 3 years ago, near to Nuthurst, West Sussex, Great Britain

Lych gate, Church of St Andrew
Lych gate, Church of St Andrew
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.

Parish Church of St Andrew, Nuthurst
Grade II listed. LinkExternal link
There has been a church on this site for over a thousand years, although the building here today has been much altered and extended over the centuries. The north chancel wall is 12th century, and the chancel was extended eastwards in the 13th or 14th century, and apparently widened at the same time. The nave dates from the 14th century.
The church of today was originally built in the Decorated style. In 1661 the church in Nuthurst was extended by some 6.5 metres on the western end on the restoration of the monarchy.
During 1856-1860 the sandstone cladding was applied to the exterior of the building to all but the north chancel wall, and the south porch was replaced. Over the same period, the west end was altered and extended by a further 5 metres and the previous squat tower was replaced by the elegant shingled spire which still adorns the building today. The timberwork around the belfry was further altered between 1895 and 1900. To celebrate the Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria, the church was thoroughly repaired and restored on the inside and out.



Nuthurst
Nuthurst is a village and civil parish in the Horsham District of West Sussex,2.5 miles south Horsham.
Its Church of England parish church is St. Andrews, which has links with the nearby St. Andrews C of E aided school. There is one pub, the Black Horse.
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TQ1926, 144 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Sunday, 4 May, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 14 September, 2014
Geographical Context
Boundary, Barrier  Religious sites 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 1924 2613 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:1.3312N 0:18.0750W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 1926 2612
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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