|Arthur Romney Green's lychgate, |
Elkin writes that "Eric Gill procured for Green an important order for a war memorial lychgate...'Inside' the gate, designed into the pleasing geometrical shape of the construction, are four rectangular panels on which are carved the names of the dead. According to Graham Castle it was from Gill that Green learned how to cut letters. Each panel is edged with Green's characteristic fine-lined diamond patterning. The structure includes elegantly angled shelved on which - to this day - Catherington families place wreaths." (ibid).
|Arthur Romney Green's lychgate,|
The wording over the entrance reads "I am the resurrection and the life". On the beam inside the cross is repeated, and the wording reads "For those who fell in the Great War 1914-1918". The structure is generally in very good condition. The gates have some water damage however. Sadly as most visitors now approach from the car park to the side of the church, the path from the lychgate to the church has been grassed over. The structure's outline is mirrored in the finial of the Second World War memorial which stands in front of the lychgate.
|looking towards the lychgate, |
|the view from the lychgate,|