Ilsington St Michael's Church Lych Gate, Devon


  • Located in Ilsington, Devon, South West England, England
  • Unusual lych gate above which is a building that was once used as a schoolroom
  • To the south west of Ilsington St Michael's Church, just off the road that passes through the village towards The Carpenters Arms pub, the lych gate is one of a number of entrance points to the churchyard
  • There's an information board on the wall that makes fascinating reading if local history is of interest. For example, in 'the year 1639 it was being used as a schoolroom for about 30 boys ... when the whole structure collapsed like a pack of cars - walls fell outwards and the roof onto the floor of the room ...'
  • To the north east, on the other side of the church, are the partial remains of Ilsington Manor House (Remains)
  • By James Penman

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Ilsington St Michael's Church, Devon

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