lych-gate

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lych-gate

or lych gate also lich gate  (lĭch′gāt′)
n.
A roofed gateway to a churchyard used originally as a resting place for a bier before burial.

[Middle English lycheyate : lyche, corpse, body (from Old English līc; see līk- in Indo-European roots) + gate, yate, gate; see gate1.]
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There are estimated to be over 70,000 war memorials across the UK, ranging from humble village monuments and lich-gates, to ornate statues depicted in bronze and marble.