Illustrated Dictionary of British Churches - Rood Loft Definition

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Rood Loft

A gallery, or platform, atop a rood screen, used for the rood (crucifix) and sometimes for musicians or singers. Most rood lofts and indeed most roods, were destroyed during the Reformation. One very well known surviving rood loft is in the superb little church at St Margaret's, Herefordshire.

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