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Noun1.lychgate - a roofed gate to a churchyard, formerly used as a temporary shelter for the bier during funeralslychgate - a roofed gate to a churchyard, formerly used as a temporary shelter for the bier during funerals
gate - a movable barrier in a fence or wall
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But when they came out many folk whose eyes were one still lingered by the lychgate.
The war memorial stands on open ground to our right before we cross the bridge over Middle Beck to make our way through the lychgate and into the churchyard.
Lychgate Cottages at 3-5 Priory Row (Grade 2 Listed) Likely date from the 1600s using much older timbers.
In Prudhoe, a long parade of military personnel, ex-servicemen, cadets, scouts, guides and brownies led by a pipe band marches along Front Street and assembles outside the lychgate to church, which is the town war memorial.
The Trust also plans the conversion of the Lychgate Cottages at 3-5 Priory Row into special heritage accommodation for tourists and other visitors to the city.
Work has now started to refurbish the lychgate at the entrance to the church grounds.
As the end of the war approached, it was planned to erect a lychgate at St Andrew's Church, Maghull, to commemorate the local residents who had died.
For restless souls who may care to wander on through the towns and cities listed here, a description of Coventry Cathedral and its interior (vividly written and with coloured illustrations of the Graham Sutherland tapestry and the windows by John Piper) leads on to a section called "Perambulations" which guides you to the Blue Coat School, built in "muscular sandstone", the Lychgate Cottages and Pelham Lee House which dates back to 1800, and other sites of interest.
But he could not locate a similar panel naming those who died in the First World War, although he did discover proof that there had been one similarly displayed on the lychgate.
Wreaths were laid on the war memorial in St John's Church by Alvin Schorah and Shirley Jackson and at the lychgate war memorial by Clr David Steele.
In the background was the lychgate and it was there in 1949 that I proposed to my then girlfriend.
Lyke" is an obsolete word meaning a dead body; it survives in modern English in the expression lychgate, the roofed gate at the entrance to a churchyard, where, in former times, bodies were placed before burial.