SP7261 : Duston - St Luke's lychgate

taken 5 years ago, near to Duston, Northamptonshire, Great Britain

Duston - St Luke's lychgate
Duston - St Luke's lychgate
The lychgate to St Luke's church in Duston on the outskirts of Northampton. The word "lychgate" comes from the Middle English "lych" which itself derives from the Anglo Saxon "lic" meaning corpse; this is because in mediaeval times the corpse awaiting burial - often simply covered with a shroud - would be rested on a bier beneath this gateway until the priest arrived to conduct the service, the roofed gateway keeping the "lych" dry.
St Luke's church is EH Grade I listed LinkExternal link (Archive LinkExternal link ) and contains a font considered to be one of the "Aylesbury Fonts"
Churches housing "Aylesbury" Fonts
Note there is a separate Shared Description for the fonts themselves Link
This is a photo-linking snippet about the churches that house them.
Note: The number of these fonts is reckoned as either 22 or 23 as the example at Wing retains only its base.

The following 23 churches contain "Aylesbury" fonts - though the final one (at Wing) retains only its base.

Aylesbury, Bucks - St Mary's - C13th - EH Grade I LinkExternal link Church website LinkExternal link

Barton-le-Clay, Beds - St Nicholas - C12th-15th - EH Grade I LinkExternal link Church website LinkExternal link

Bledlow, Bucks - Holy Trinity - C12th-13th - EH Grade I LinkExternal link Church website LinkExternal link
Information and photos of the church (local parish website) LinkExternal link

Buckland, Bucks - All Saints - C13th-16th - EH Grade II* LinkExternal link Church websites LinkExternal link and LinkExternal link

Chearsley, Bucks - St Nicholas - C12th-13th - EH Grade II* LinkExternal link Church website LinkExternal link

Chenies, Bucks - St Michael - C15th - EH Grade I LinkExternal link Church website LinkExternal link Attached to the church is the Bedford Chapel LinkExternal link the family mausoleum of the Russell family, Dukes of Bedford. It is not normally open to the public.

Dinton, Bucks - SS Peter & Paul - C12th-15th - EH Grade I LinkExternal link Church website LinkExternal link

Duston, Nhants - St Luke - C12th-14th - EH Grade I LinkExternal link Church website LinkExternal link

Eydon, Nhants - St Nicholas - C13th-14th - EH Grade II* LinkExternal link (with 14 other listed monuments etc in is churchyard) Church website LinkExternal link

Flitwick, Beds - SS Peter & Paul - C12th,14th & 16th - EH Grade I LinkExternal link Church website LinkExternal link

Great Hampden, Bucks - St Mary Magdalen - C13th-15th - EH Grade II* LinkExternal link Church on bridleway not road. Church website LinkExternal link
Adjacent to magnificent Hampden House ( Grade I LinkExternal link )

Great Kimble, Bucks - St Nicholas - C13th-14th - EH Grade I LinkExternal link Victoria Histories entry LinkExternal link Church website (minimal) LinkExternal link

Great Missenden, Bucks - SS Peter & Paul - C14th - EH Grade I LinkExternal link Church website LinkExternal link

Haddenham, Bucks - St Mary the Virgin - C12th-13th - EH Grade I LinkExternal link Church website LinkExternal link

Houghton Regis, Beds - All Saints - C14th - EH Grade I LinkExternal link Church website LinkExternal link

Little Missenden - St John the Baptist - C10th-14th (Saxon core) - EH Grade I LinkExternal link Church website LinkExternal link

Ludgershall - St Mary the Virgin - C14-15th - EH Grade I LinkExternal link Church website LinkExternal link

Monks Risborough - St Dunstans - C14th-15th - EH Grade I LinkExternal link Church website LinkExternal link

Old Linslade, Beds* - St Mary's - C12th,14th&15th (Norman core) - EH Grade I LinkExternal link Church website LinkExternal link

Pitstone - St Mary the Virgin - C13th - EH Grade I LinkExternal link Redundant church in care of CCT LinkExternal link

Saunderton - SS Mary & Nicholas - C19th after C12th-14th church destroyed by fire. - EH Grade II* LinkExternal link Church website LinkExternal link

Weston Turville - St Mary the Virgin - C13th-15th - EH Grade I LinkExternal link Church website LinkExternal link

Wing - All Saints - (Only base remains) - C10th - EH Grade I LinkExternal link Church dating back to Saxon period with famous Saxon crypt. Church website LinkExternal link

*(Old Linslade used to be in Bucks)
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SP7261, 24 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Sunday, 15 March, 2015   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 19 March, 2015
Geographical Context
Village, Rural settlement  Religious sites  Suburb, Urban fringe 
Primary Subject of Photo
Lychgate 
Place (from Tags)
Duston 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 7243 6103 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:14.5620N 0:56.4382W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 7241 6103
View Direction
EAST (about 90 degrees)
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