TQ5045 : Lych gate, Chiddingstone Cemetery

taken 3 years ago, near to Chiddingstone, Kent, Great Britain

Lych gate, Chiddingstone Cemetery
Lych gate, Chiddingstone Cemetery
The overflow from the churchyard up the road.
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.

Chiddingstone
Chiddingstone is a small village in West Kent. The village is unique, in that apart from the castle and church, it is entirely owned by the National trust. Many of the buildings in the village are listed buildings. Apart from the church the village as a shop and pub. On the edge of the village is a sandstone formation called the Chiding Stone TQ5045 : The Chiding Stone.
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TQ5045, 486 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Thursday, 12 June, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 24 September, 2014
Geographical Context
Boundary, Barrier  Religious sites 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 5026 4518 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:11.1662N 0:8.9195E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 5027 4518
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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