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)

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