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Lychgate, St Georges Church
Knysna, Western Cape

Date:1935
Type:Gate
Status:Extant

 


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Coordinates:
34°02'07.96" S 23°03'00.49" E Alt: 13m

Wording on Knysna Historical Society plaque:

The Lychgate
A lychgate is a gateway with a roof found at the
traditional entrance to a typical British churchyard. This lychgate
was donated by the Thesen family in 1935 in memory of their
mother, Mrs. Bessie Thesen, daughter of Captain Christopher
Harison, Knysna’s first Conservator of Forests, who died in 1901.
Built by E. Clementson of solid teak and red ironstone which
was quarried north of Knysna.

See also:
St George's 1849
St George's 1926

All truncated references not fully cited below are those of Joanna Walker's original text and cited in full in the 'Bibliography' entry of the Lexicon.