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CHURCHYARD

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An area of ground belonging to a church, often used as a burial ground.

Related Terms

Term Note
CHURCH A building used for public Christian worship.
GRAVE A place of burial.
GRAVE SLAB A stone used to cover a grave.
GRAVESTONE A stone or slab used to mark, identify and commemorate a burial. Usually placed at the head or foot of a grave, or at the entrance to a tomb.
LYCH GATE A covered gateway at the entrance to a churchyard.
SARCOPHAGUS A stone coffin embellished with sculpture.
TOMB A grave or sepulchre including a monument. Use specific term where known.
WATCH HOUSE A house or hut for a nightwatchman; including parish watch houses in churchyards and private watch houses, eg. in dockyards, factories, etc.

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