lych gate

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or lych gate also lich gate  (lĭch′gāt′)
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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lych gate




lich gate



(Architecture) a roofed gate to a churchyard, formerly used during funerals as a temporary shelter for the bier
[C15: lich, from Old English līc corpse]
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(or lych′) gate`

a roofed gate to a churchyard under which a bier is set down at the beginning of a burial service.
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lych gate

A covered wooden gate at the entrance to a churchyard.
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The show is on Sunday, October 27 and will be held at the Lych Gate Tavern, Queen Square, Wolverhampton.
Would you purchase a plaque to a standard design from ELPC?" Installation of a Plaque would be to cover costs only, up to PS100 The Parish Council also offers the Lych Gate at the Burial Ground on West Leake Road for plaques, whether or not the deceased is buried or interred there, and reserves the right to mount plaques on bench seats around the village.
The whole church was updated and improved during 1904 and the attractive lych gate was installed at that time.
After the ceremony, Pippa and James walked hand-in-hand from the church and posed for the waiting press before sharing a lingering kiss at the lych gate as their married life began.
So she set about trying to track down her grave but all she could remember was the cemetery's lych gate and the fact that the grave was near the path.
These include refurbishment of Slaley Commemoration Hall toilets, help towards replacement gates on the parish war memorial lych gate at St Mary's, a new boiler at Slaley Methodist Church and replacing church vestments at St John's.
Wreaths were laid at the lych gate Second World War memorial by Clr David Steele on behalf of the parish council.
He leaned his bike against the hedge, climbed up to the lych gate. Above him, the terraces of Ystrad stared blindly across the valley.
uk The Lych Gate Tavern, in Queen Square, Wolverhampton, won the city's Campaign for Real Ale branch's pub of the year title.
After visiting the church return to the lych gate and turn right going down and through a field.
Go ahead to enter the churchyard and exit through the lych gate and go out to the road.