Welcome to my Lychgates Gallery.
A lychgate is a roofed porch-like structure over a gate, usually built of wood and sited at the entrance to the churchyard. Many were built in the 15th century. The lychgate provided a temporary shelter where the clergy met the corpse, to conducted part of the funeral service before burial. Other spellings of lychgate are lych gate, lichgate and lycugate. These lychgates are often very attractive structures and a few are included in this gallery.
Thank you for taking a look.
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