TF0230 : Millennium lychgate at Lenton St Peter's

taken 19 years ago, near to Lenton, Lincolnshire, Great Britain

Millennium lychgate  at Lenton St Peter's
Millennium lychgate at Lenton St Peter's
Fine modern oak lychgate erected at Lenton to mark the Millennium
St Peter's church, Lenton
Grade I listed

The church dates from the 13th century onwards and was restored in 1879 by James Fowler. The church was rebuilt after a severe storm in the 1870s

The church consists of chancel, nave with three bays of 13th century pointed arches, south aisle, porch and western tower and spire. There are three bells of mediaeval date. The tower is 14th century.
The chancel arch dates from the 13th century, the chancel was probably rebuilt in the late 15th century.
The nave has two fine 15th century windows and is there is a blocked up doorway in the north wall and also a blocked doorway of the former Rood stairs.
There is a Memorial to Jane Chaworth who died in 1606 and had 12 sons and four daughters.
The font is octagonal and dates from the 14th century. It was probably originally painted.
The only stained-glass in the church is the east window from 1884.
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.

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Date Taken
Thursday, 12 April, 2001   (more nearby)
Friday, 19 March, 2010
Geographical Context
Religious sites 
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Church gates   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 025 303 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:51.6684N 0:28.6589W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TF 025 304
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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