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Lychgate

I think it is rather a nice one 

Lychgate

I think it is rather a nice one 

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So do I. It has pleasing lines. We have nothing like this in NC. sad
Bill Phillips: Many churches here have a lychgate. In the middle ages the bodies would rest here before a funeral in the days before mortuaries. There were often seats for attendants who were often there to protect against body snatchers.
you have turned it into a excellently crafted image, Bill
Bill Phillips: Thank you very much Ayush
  • Ray
  • Not in United States
  • 3 May 2017, 05:43
Quite a good one, Bill.

Is it available in a flat pack?
Bill Phillips: IKEA probably do one Ray
It is very pretty - and this is a really lovely image, Bill!
Bill Phillips: And functional E
The few times I have seen these in your fair country, Bill, I have loved them.
Bill Phillips: They are a common sight Ginnie and much varied in style
  • Chris
  • England
  • 3 May 2017, 06:41
No question about that, a fine image
Bill Phillips: I am obliged to you oh wise one
  • Lisl
  • Bath, England
  • 3 May 2017, 06:45
The word comes from the Old English word for "body" - as you know, it is where the coffin rests on the way into church
Bill Phillips: In the days before mortuaries they used to stand guard to keep body snatchers at bay!
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 3 May 2017, 07:25
Oh, I saw some Lychgates in England and I know their purpose (Lych = Leiche in German), this is a fine one indeed.
Bill Phillips: I suspect many people don't know what they are there for
Lynchgate soumds somewhat sinister Mr William.
Bill Phillips: It does but lychgate doesn't
I have never heard of such a thing.
Bill Phillips: Many churches here have a lychgate. In the middle ages the bodies would rest here before a funeral in the days before mortuaries. There were often seats for attendants who were often there to protect against body snatchers.
  • Anne
  • France
  • 3 May 2017, 13:01
Interesting architecture!
Bill Phillips: Thank you Anne. They are very varied in design but fulfil the same purpose
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 3 May 2017, 14:04
I wonder what it is with the gate to the right, where one can trample flowers, once it is open? Other wise a nice one, indeed.
Bill Phillips: I would guess it is there to allow access to emergency vehicles
The archetypal English lychgate, isn't it lovely.
Bill Phillips: It is Brian.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 3 May 2017, 17:07
Thank you for explaining the purpose of such a small house... I love the architecture of this one, a wonderful picture.
Bill Phillips: Thank you Lady P. They are very much a feature of many of our churches
  • Alan
  • Carlisle
  • 3 May 2017, 17:23
Yes, I;d agree with that. In fact, everything in this image is very pleasing. Mrs May should taken Mr Junker to this and showed him what we're fighting for.
Bill Phillips: So Brexit is all about Lychgates? I see that Mr Junker is the man who set up all the dodgy tax havens in Luxembourg. This suggests he is probably a lot smarter than Mrs May who seems to think a new haircut makes her a great leader
U agree - a very nice one.
Bill Phillips: Not bad at all Tom
it is rather a nice one as well Bill... before now i didn't know what a Lychgate was....petersmile
Bill Phillips: Well I am happy to have enlightened you Peter

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