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Victorian Lych gate, Hook Street Cemetery, 2014

Victorian Lych gate, Hook Street Cemetery, 2014
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The lych gate at Hook Street Cemetery, Lydiard Tregoze, following repairs to the building.

'Lych' is derived from the Old English 'lich', meaning corpse. Lych gates were meeting places and shelters for the party bringing a corpse for burial and for the priest to receive the corpse.

The Hook Cemetery opened in 1901 following an exchange of land between Lord Bolingbroke and the church.


Year:
1850-1880
Type:
Other
Owner:
Lydiard Tregoze Parish Council
Copyright:
Friends of Lydiard Park
Credit:
Frances Bevan
Last updated on:
Wednesday 8th September 2021

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