lychgate

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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.
On the subject of church maintenance at Stanford, jobs being looked at in the coming months include replacing rotten oak at the base of one of the front pews, painting the ironwork on the lychgates, and making a start on painting al the glazing bars on the church windows.
Within its wealth of artefacts can also be found a lectern which was donated in 1874 to the memory of the industrialist Charles Hart, who lived at Harborne Hall - one of its many famous residents and who also gifted one of the churchyard's three lychgates - as well as the remains of the intriguing ironwork which was taken from the churchyard grave of blacksmith Austin Francis Hill, who made the gates to the Houses of Parliament.