SU1987 : St Mary Magdalene, South Marston - Lych Gate

taken 10 years ago, near to South Marston, Swindon, Great Britain

St Mary Magdalene, South Marston - Lych Gate
St Mary Magdalene, South Marston - 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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SU1987, 27 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Saturday, 7 July, 2007   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 16 July, 2007
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Lych gate   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 194 879 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:35.4203N 1:43.2038W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SU 194 879
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