Lych (coffin) stone at Dartmeet Hill

Record Number: 3040
From the mid 13th to the early 20th centuries, the bodies of all deceased persons in the Hexworthy and Dartmeet areas were carried for burial to the churchyard at Widecombe in the Moor . The Lych stone was a convenient place to set the coffin while the pall-bearers rested.

Tags

lych
coffin stone
coffin
stone
dartmeet hill
Widecombe church
Widdecombe
crosses

Detail

Burnard
Picture - Drawing
1887
Dartmeet