"Lychgate Cottages" Priory Row Tip by Myfanwe

Priory Row, Coventry: 2 reviews and 4 photos

  Lychgate House
by Myfanwe
 
 

Adjacent to the entrance to Trinity church can be found these three 15th century cottages. They were originally one building named 'Lychgate House'. The timber used for these buildings has been accurately tree-ring dated to around 1414-15.

The word Lych is old English and means corpse, hence a Lychgate being the entrance by which a funeral procession would enter a churchyard and under which the coffin would be rested awaiting the vicar's arrival.

Address: 3,4 & 5 Priory Row

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  • Written May 20, 2010
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