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Photo-a-Day  (Saturday, 18th March, 2023)

The Lychgate


The Lychgate
The Lychgate, Standish.

Photo: Dennis Seddon  (Sony DSC-WX500)
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Comment by: Irene Roberts on 18th March 2023 at 08:44

Looks a nice pub. Didn't it used to be called by a different name?

Comment by: Bradshaws Girl on 18th March 2023 at 09:59

It is a really nice pub. Been in a few times.

Comment by: WN1 Standisher on 18th March 2023 at 10:25

It was originally the Black Horse Irene

Comment by: Roy on 18th March 2023 at 10:35

Yes it did Irene, The Black Horse, and i believe the people who renamed it, misnamed it. It is nowhere near the Lychgate which is on Rectory Lane, the pub stands next to The Peace Gate at St Wilfrid's church and i'm sure they assumed that The Peace Gate was The Lychgate.

Comment by: Tommy T on 18th March 2023 at 11:03

I may be wrong about this, Irene, but I think it was called the Black Horse at one time, not to get confused with the Black Horse at Almond Brook.
That name Lychgate actually means Corpsegate.

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 18th March 2023 at 11:25

Thankyou everyone. I just couldn't think what its original name was.

Comment by: Veronica on 18th March 2023 at 11:38

I remember going in a Restaurant years ago for meals but I think it was the Black Horse at Almond Brook. We went there many times. Just flashed back to me in an instant… I had forgotten all about it.

Comment by: Jean on 18th March 2023 at 12:26

Would somebody tell the pub to tell its customers there is a large car park at the rear and they might stop using the church car park when there is an event in the parish hall or church.

Comment by: Ian on 18th March 2023 at 13:19

I think, a competition was held in the 1980's (circa 1988) to rename the pub and a young woman won. I cannot remember the reason for the change of name, but it was changed from the Black Horse to The Lychgate.
Is it not now named the Lychgate Tavern?
Additionally, I think that it was once named the Black Horse Hotel.

Comment by: WN1 Standisher on 18th March 2023 at 14:28

There was a competition to rename the pub to coincide with a total refurbishment that was underway. My mate Terry and his then girlfriend submitted the Lychgate Tavern knowing fullwell where the Lychgate was as the Peacegates Arms didn't have the same ring. Jimmy Cragg, the landlord at the time presided over the competition and Lychgate it was. I submitted the Standish Arms, which later ironically became the White Duck's new name after the Bears Paw was dropped. We spent a lot of time in the Black Horse/ Lychgate and I still go in occasionally. Did a lot of growing up in there.

Comment by: DerekB on 18th March 2023 at 16:05

Ian, the name changed at the change of ownership of breweries.

Comment by: John Noakes on 18th March 2023 at 16:11

"It is nowhere near the Lychgate which is on Rectory Lane, the pub stands next to The Peace Gate at St Wilfrid's church and i'm sure they assumed that The Peace Gate was The Lychgate."

Roy, although there might be another one round the corner, it is a Lychgate, referred to by the church (and engraved on the foundation stone) as "the Memorial Gate". Whatever it's title, it is a Lychgate, so they "assumed" correctly and the pub is correctly named.

Comment by: Bruce Almighty on 18th March 2023 at 19:17

It stands next to the Parish Hall and Car Park Gate.

Comment by: wilf on 18th March 2023 at 20:27

ey up, who ast undun un rattled Noakes' coffin lid izzit a full moon owt ,wor duzzit mattar its ony a churchesgate an its ony a alehous sellin owerpriced flavered watter ,gerrothisnen mon

Comment by: John on 18th March 2023 at 21:00

John Noakes, you are missing the point. The Peace Gate may be A lychgate according to ecclesiastical law, but, as far as Standish is concerned, THE Lychgate is on Rectory Lane and the imposing one in the market place is the Peace Gate. So Roy is correct.

Comment by: Poet on 18th March 2023 at 22:03

Miss GB , Wendy George . Best looking landlady of all time. .

Comment by: Poet p.s. on 18th March 2023 at 22:25

Look closely at the pub sign on the photo in the picture . It is clearly of the Lychgate on Rectory Lane .

Comment by: Rev David Long on 18th March 2023 at 22:39

Since no funerals enter by THE lych gate - the Peace Gate serves the function every time there's a funeral at St Wilfrid's. QED.
Jean - simplest thing would be for St Wilf's to put a notice by their car park pointing the way to the pub's car park....

Comment by: John Noakes on 19th March 2023 at 13:04

It is a Lychgate, referred to by the church (and engraved on the foundation stone) as "the Memorial Gate".

Comment by: wilf's mate on 19th March 2023 at 14:52

an' "peace gate" is easier fot say than "memorial gate" forrus backward villagers.

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