Illustrated Dictionary of British Churches

History and Architecture

Chancel Arch

The arch dividing the chancel at the east end of the church, from the nave, or crossing. The arch space was often filled by a screen of wood, topped by a cross, or rood. Early chancel arches were quie simple, but as architectural techniques developed during the later medieval period arches became elaborately moulded and decorated.

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David II of Scotland dies in English captivity

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