Illustrated Dictionary of British Churches - Chancel Arch Definition

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.

Related: Arch   Chancel   Crossing   Nave   Rood  

Attraction search
in



English Heritage

English Heritage membership

English Heritage membership

Free entry to English Heritage properties throughout England, plus discounted admission to Historic Scotand and Cadw properties in Scotland and Wales.

Membership details

About English Heritage


HISTORY CORNER
Name the mystery historic attraction
See larger image



This leader of the Liberal party served as Prime Minister from 1908-1916



06 June, 1839

Rebecca Riots

The riots, in south and mid Wales, were a protest against high taxation and tolls. A major target of protesters (usually men dressed as women) were toll gates.

This monarch died at Pontefract Castle in Yorkshire, in early 1400, probably of starvation



Passionate about British Heritage!