Illustrated Dictionary of British Churches - Chancel Arch Definition

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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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