Illustrated Dictionary of British Churches - Rood Definition

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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  

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