A photo blog illustrating the beautiful countryside within a walk or short drive of the town of Leek, Staffordshire. The area covered includes the Peak District National Park, Staffordshire Moorlands, Cannock Chase and South-east Cheshire.
Thursday, 17 March 2011
St.Edward the Confessor, Cheddleton
Church and Lych Gate at Cheddleton
The 12th century church of St Edward the Confessor at Cheddleton together with its magnificent stone lych gate. A lych gate is a covered porch at the entrance to a churchyard. Lych is from the Old English word for a corpse. The first part of the funeral service used to be conducted by the priest in the shelter of the lych gate before moving on into the churchyard for the burial. This example was built in the late 19th century and is a grade II listed building. (Canon EOS 60D, Tamron 10-24mm @ 11mm, 1/500s @ f/7.1)