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My late upload for gatefriday: a lych-gate.
Often seen in England (and maybe other parts of Britain too?), this is a roofed gateway to a churchyard, formerly used at burials to shelter the coffin until the clergyman's arrival.
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Jun 24 2011 17:29 GMT Foggydew
very nice!
Jun 24 2011 17:35 GMT Petermosull
A very beautiful example of the Lych gate, when I saw the theme for this week's funfriday I expected to see a good few of these, but this is only no.2. Great entry
Jun 24 2011 17:41 GMT sini
Great image and gate entry!:)
Jun 24 2011 17:43 GMT ForestSpirit
Thank you all! Peter, I've just found the other one - thought mine was the first. You don't have these in Ireland, do you?
Jun 24 2011 17:56 GMT sheasoru68
Great entry, just love the carving on the timber facia.
Jun 24 2011 18:03 GMT Annamaria
Beautiful entry, Sylvia! ;-)
Jun 24 2011 18:11 GMT Petermosull
They are not very common, but you can find them here, mostly associated with Protestant church's. I can't recall ever seeing one here in Kerry, but up in the midlands, (around Kildare & Laoise) I have seen a few. As a boy growing up I lived in Northampton & I used to be fascinated by some of the old C of E church's in the village's of the County, esp. in the Haughton's, a group of villages in Northamptonshire.
Jun 24 2011 18:14 GMT julie13
This is beautiful, lovely entry. ..... Julie...
Jun 24 2011 18:16 GMT FRIESIAN
Lovely gate photo!!
Jun 24 2011 18:27 GMT marijke06
wonderful gate
Jun 24 2011 18:37 GMT charlie26
Very interesting. And a nice gate entry. Great work.
Jun 24 2011 18:56 GMT saffi9
great entry and ive learnt something
Jun 24 2011 19:11 GMT Bigbear10
A wonderful entry full of intricate detail.
Jun 24 2011 19:31 GMT soldier
Beautiful place my friend ... great entry for today's theme!!!!
Jun 24 2011 20:11 GMT FLUMP
Superb...and very well preserved!
Jun 24 2011 20:33 GMT elsje323
beautiful gate entry
Jun 24 2011 20:44 GMT Papagena
It's really magnificent Sylvia !! I like above all these warnings on the sign !!
Jun 24 2011 21:02 GMT bandsix
A lovely lych gate Sylvia...
Jun 24 2011 21:15 GMT MargNZ
Excellent entry Sylvia ... very special gate :))
Jun 24 2011 21:20 GMT Icandoit
lovely entry
Jun 25 2011 04:35 GMT Pea2007
Interesting entry Sylvia.
Jun 25 2011 08:47 GMT geobak
No thanks Sylvia, not this gate.
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Jun 25 2011 08:59 GMT superJoan
This is a wonderful example of Lych gates Sylvia, I expected to see more this week, I have a few from the lake district and Derbyshire, and a super one from near Rudyard in Staffordshire.Like you say many across the UK. Where is this one Sylvia?
Jun 25 2011 10:13 GMT senna3
Marvelous entry!
Jun 25 2011 12:17 GMT Donjames
Tremendous entry Sylvia, your frame is ideal for this photograph
Jun 25 2011 20:45 GMT ForestSpirit
Thank you all very much for your comments!
Joan, this is in Bingham, near the Market Place.
Jul 14 2011 22:41 GMT elbeaver
nice gate photo!

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