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A lichyard is a type of graveyard in Westeros where bones and remains can be laid to rest.[1] The lichyard at Winterfell is located near the First Keep; the servants of the old Kings of Winter are buried there beneath headstones spotted with lichen.[2] The lichyard of Castle Black is by the eastern road below the Wall, near ancient tombs.[3]

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A Game of Thrones

The bones of Lady are buried in the lichyard of Winterfell after her remains are returned from Darry.[2]

A Clash of Kings

Mikken is buried at Winterfell after his execution.[4]

A Storm of Swords

When Sansa Starks builds a snow castle of Winterfell while at the Eyrie, she uses bark to represent its lichyard.[5]

A Feast for Crows

Jon Snow has Samwell Tarly depart Castle Black for Eastwatch-by-the-Sea at first light from Castle Black's lichyard.[3]

Brienne of Tarth spots a lame gravedigger in the lichyard of the Quiet Isle.[1]

A Dance with Dragons

Theon Greyjoy thinks of Winterfell, damaged from its sack by Ramsay Bolton, as a "half-frozen lichyard of a castle".[6] The body of Ser Aenys Frey's squire is found naked in the castle's lichyard.[7] Borroq settles with his boar in the Castle Black's lichyard.[8]

The Winds of Winter

This information has thus far been released in a sample chapter for The Winds of Winter, and might therefore not be in finalized form. Keep in mind that the content as described below is still subject to change.

The play The Bloody Hand starts in a lichyard.[9]