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Lych Gate - St Mary's Church, Heworth

The lych gate at St Mary's Church in Heworth was built in memory of the late King George V. The idea for the commemorative lych gate was proposed following the king's death on the 20th of January 1936, and it was paid for by public subscription. It was built by Tate, Brown & Co with sandstone from Heworth Burn Quarry and tiling by William Knott with tiles from Foster’s Pelaw Brickworks. The woodwork and gates were made by Pelaw CWS Cabinet Works. The lytch gate was completed and dedicated in 1937. The lych gate had to be moved from its original position in 1958 when the Felling By-Pass was built.[1]

St Mary's Church CWS Works, Pelaw Lych Gate 1937
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002996:St. Mary's Church Heworth Gateshead 1935

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Lych Gate at St Mary Church Heworth

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Tyne and Wear HER(7602): Heworth, Shields Road, Church of St. Mary, lych gate
- "This Lytch (meaning ‘corpse’) gate for use during funerals was financed by public subscription, in memory of George V, and all those who worked on it were local people. It …

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Portrait of George V by Arthur Stockdale Cope, c.1933
- Oil painting by Arthur Stockdale Cope (1857–1940) from the Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies. Public domain image c/o Wikimedia Commons.

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Tyne & Wear HER: 7602
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