Illustrated Dictionary of British Churches - Parclose Screen Definition

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Parclose Screen

A screen, usually of wood, closing off a side chapel from the rest of the church. Compare to a rood screen which was invariably across the chancel arch. Parclose screens were often decoratively carved and painted.

Related: Arch   Chancel   Chancel Arch   Chapel   Rood   Rood screen  




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