Photo-a-Day (Sunday, 2nd October, 2016)
Photo: David Long (Sony SLT-A65V)
Every time I see the peace gate I wonder what the upstairs room was used for.
Mick - I helped clear it out in readiness for the job in hand. Most of the stuff which went to the tip was of the 'don't throw it away, it may come in handy...' variety.
The building has no facilities apart from electricity, so I would guess that it's only there so that the structure looks like what folk expect a gatehouse to look like. Traditionally the gate-keeper would lodge there to be on hand to open the gates for the master's return - not really a requirement at the entrance to a churchyard.
Thanks for the info Rev.
This is great news - well done Standish. An important piece of architecture.