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



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



What took place on 15 June 1215?



22 February, 1371

David II of Scotland dies in English captivity

David is succeeded by his brother Robert, the first Stewart monarch

Shortly after this monarch was buried at Winchester Cathedral, the cathedral tower collapsed - a sign?



Passionate about British Heritage!