Lychgate black plaque in Wirksworth

Lychgate

This paved area was restored by the society in 1992 with financial assistance from David Knightly Charitable Trust, English Heritage, Derbyshire Dales District Council, Derbyshire County Council and owners of adjoining properties.

The work marks the completion of the Wirksworth project which began in 1978

A lychgate, also spelled lichgate, lycugate, or as two separate words lych gate, (from Old English lic, corpse) is a gateway covered with a roof found at the entrance to a traditional English or English-style churchyard.

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