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Lych Gate


Also spelt Lychgate and Lich Gate is the gate at the entrance to a cemetery or churchyard. The word comes from Old English lic meaning corpse. The gate has a roof which provides a resting place for the coffin and sometimes part of the burial service is read here.
St John's, Vaalwater Photographer: Niki Swanepoel'>
St Peter's, Sabie Photographer: Roger Fisher'>