Illustrated Dictionary of British Churches - Rood Definition

History and Architecture

Rood

A rood is a large crucifix, generally placed at the entrance to the chancel. The crucifix commonly was flanked by figures of the Virgin Mary and St John. It was usually placed on a gallery, or rood loft, above a screen spanning the chancel arch. Most roods (and many rood screens) were destroyed during the Reformation.

Related: Arch   Chancel   Chancel Arch   Rood screen   Rood Loft   Gallery  

  • Caistor, Lincolnshire

    Caistor, Lincolnshire

Caistor, Lincolnshire

Caistor, Lincolnshire

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



This famous building, on the site of the notorious Newgate Prison, is the site of the Central Criminal Court



16 July, 1377

Richard II crowned

Richard was the son of Edward, the Black Prince, and succeeded his grandfather, Edward III

This king hid in an oak tree after defeat at the Battle of Worcester in 1651



Passionate about British Heritage!