Illustrated Dictionary of British Churches - Altar Definition

History and Architecture

Altar

The holiest part of a church. In the medieval period the altar was a table or rectangular slab made of stone or marble, often set upon a raised step. After the Reformation the stone altars were replaced by wooden communion tables.

Attraction search
in



National Trust

National Trust membership

National Trust membership

Free entry to National Trust properties throughout England, Wales, and Northern Ireland, plus discounted admission to National Trust for Scotand properties.

Membership details

About the National Trust


HISTORY CORNER
Name the mystery historic attraction
See larger image



Sir Francis Drake famously completed his game of what pastime before sailing out to meet the Spanish Armada?



01 April, 1204

Eleanor of Aquitaine dies

The Dowager Queen, wife of Henry II, was the mother of two kings of England, Richard I and John I

This king confronted Wat Tyler during the Peasant's Revolt of 1381



Passionate about British Heritage!