Illustrated Dictionary of British Churches - Rood screen Definition

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Rood screen

A screen, usually of wood, across the chancel arch. The screen had a gallery or loft on top, where a large crucific called a rood was placed. Many rood screens were destroyed during the Reformation. Other terms used almost interchangeably are chancel screen and simply 'screen'.

Related: Arch   Chancel   Chancel Arch   Chancel Screen   Rood   Gallery  




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