The Lychgate Cottages green plaque in Coventry

The Lychgate Cottages. Named after the lychgate, through which funerals once entered Holy Trinity graveyard (Old English lic, corpse). The jetted building has been tree-ring dated to 1414-15 and is the only surviving priory building within the former monastic precinct. It stood in the enclosed forecourt of St Mary's cathedral with a high wall to the left and the church's south-west tower to the right. The building was restored and extended in 1856 and repaired again in 1997-8.
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