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|Location||Old Basing and Lychpit, Basingstoke and Deane, United Kingdom|
English: Lychpit is now the name of a modern housing development adjacent to Old Basing near Basingstoke, Hampshire. The modern development started in the early 1980s but the area has an ancient past associated with that of Old Basing. The name derives from a wooded dell that still exists at the western end of Little Basing. Lych or Lich being the Old English name for a corpse, it is assumed that the pit was therefore some kind of mass burial ground, local tradition associating it with the Danish victory over Alfred's Saxons at the Battle of Basing in 871. Another possibility is that it was used to bury casualties of the Battle of Basing House, where Oliver Cromwell's troops laid siege to and eventually sacked this large private house. Several of the local roads bear the names of Cromwell's officers e.g. Norton Ride and Gage Close.
Media in category "Lychpit"
The following 8 files are in this category, out of 8 total.
- Basingstoke Sewage Works - geograph.org.uk - 1237833.jpg 617 × 453; 101 KB
- End of Lutyens Close - geograph.org.uk - 843750.jpg 640 × 480; 81 KB
- Road to the sewage works - geograph.org.uk - 1237965.jpg 621 × 462; 204 KB
- Showing some wear - geograph.org.uk - 1237967.jpg 480 × 640; 247 KB
- The green fields of Lodge Farm - geograph.org.uk - 1237843.jpg 621 × 458; 136 KB
- Veolia - Basingstoke waterworks access - geograph.org.uk - 1237952.jpg 623 × 459; 218 KB
- Waterworks - side on view - geograph.org.uk - 1237849.jpg 623 × 457; 145 KB
- Wonky gate and A33 - geograph.org.uk - 1237845.jpg 622 × 458; 214 KB