Municipal Cemetery Lychgate - Lampenberg, BL, Switzerland
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67
N 47° 25.677 E 007° 45.682
32T E 406587 N 5253466
Quick Description: The cemetery of Lampenberg has a Lychgate (maybe the only one in Switzerland, I don't know).
Location: Basel Landschaft, Switzerland
Date Posted: 12/23/2019 8:11:54 AM
Waymark Code: WM11VH5
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member rjmcdonough1
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Long Description:
EN: The cemetery of Lampenberg is located at the northern edge of the village on a dirt track into the agricultural zone. It is surrounded by a low wall and has the shape of a square of about 25 meters length. There are around 60 graves in it. Above the main entrance on the west side is a lychgate. This is quite unusual in the area; in fact, I could not find any other example in the whole country.

The wood of the beams, but also the concrete foundations look relatively fresh, I estimate the age at not more than twenty years.

DE: Der Friedhof von Lampenberg befindet sich am Nordrand des Dorfes an einem Feldweg in die Landwirtschaftszone. Er ist von einem Mäuerchen umgeben und hat die Form eines Quadrats von etwa 25 Metern Seitenlänge. Es befinden sich etwa 60 Gräber darin. Über dem Haupteingang an der Westseite befindet sich eine hölzerne Überdachung nach traditionellem englischen Stil (lychgate). Das ist in dieser Gegend ziemlich ungewöhnlich; ich konnte jedenfalls kein anderes Beispiel im ganzen Land finden.

Das Holz der Balken, aber auch die Betonfundamente sehen relativ frisch aus, ich schätze das Alter auf höchstens zwanzig Jahre.
Year: unknown, probably late 1990s

Address:
Grendelweg 44322 Lampenberg


Link to Church or Cemetery: Not listed

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