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What could Chick and Bay be in relation to a church?
« on: Saturday 04 September 21 13:06 BST (UK) »
In the register of St. Sepulchre church in the City of London (next to Holborn), all the burials are variously listed as being in 'Chick', 'Bay', 'Passage', 'Porch', and 'North', most being in 'Chick'. Porch and Passage seem fairly obvious, but any idea what the others mean?

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Re: What could Chick and Bay be in relation to a church?
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 04 September 21 13:24 BST (UK) »
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https://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/LND/StSepulchre

Cemeteries
The churchyard is described in an assessment of heritage significance for churchyards in the CIty of London, which also mentions another burial ground in Chick Lane, Smithfield, for the burial of the parish poor.


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Re: What could Chick and Bay be in relation to a church?
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 04 September 21 13:26 BST (UK) »
Rosie beat me to it but there are a couple of threads on the subject:
https://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=406834.msg2748778#msg2748778

There is a more recent one I will see if I can find.

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https://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=851276.msg7197593#msg7197593

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Re: What could Chick and Bay be in relation to a church?
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 05 September 21 13:23 BST (UK) »
Thanks Rosie and Ruskie, yes I did eventually see one of the people buried lived in Chick Lane, so I assumed there must be a burial ground there, thanks for the extra info  :). From looking at the OED, and this page, I think a bay, is the space either between two columns of an arch, and maybe the area it encloses

1. An opening in a wall; esp. the space between two columns.

1870   F. R. Wilson Archit. Surv. Churches Lindisfarne 102   The last two bays of the nave..are unoccupied.


https://digital.library.pitt.edu/islandora/object/pitt:FVEZ.ARCHITECTURE.DRAWING.NAVE.TO.WEST