Rood screen


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Rood screen

A carved wood or stone separating the nave and chancel.

rood screen

An ornamental altar screen that separates the nave of a church from the chancel; intended to carry a large crucifix (rood).
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Binham's defaced rood screen panel of The Risen Christ (already familiar as the dust-cover of Eamon Duffy's The Stripping of the Altars) is there, as is a crude caricature of Prominent Norwich Jews taken from a 13th-century Exchequer roll, now in the National Archives.
The church itself is also a striking edifice, built on the site of St Grwst's original 6th century cell, and features a magnificently carved oak rood screen that could well have come from Maenan Abbey on its dissolution.
By the mid-eighteenth century, they were being removed as part of a trend towards a unified interior that included an accessible altar and reduced rood screen and different priorities in relation to acoustics.
They hang from the rood screen, the pillars and fill every available space.
In the fifteenth century, however, the presence of walls, screens, choir stalls, and a towering tomb would have made viewing the high altar, no matter how imposing, much more difficult, particularly for women and non-privileged "foreign" pilgrims who probably would have been barred from entering the choir enclosure at all times and who may well have been prevented from going beyond the rood screen when masses were being celebrated on the high altar [ILLUSTRATION FOR FIGURE 2 OMITTED].
ATTRACTIONS The original village developed along the banks of the River Arrow, where the parish church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary still remains; it features a north wall and window dating back to Norman times, fine surviving examples of herringbone masonry, a medieval rood screen, Elizabethan era table and dug out chest, Jacobean era pulpit and brasses, and other points of interest.
Wooden roofs were gradually replaced by stone barrel vaulting and the great space was interrupted by a monastic choir, with a rood screen and loft with a nave altar for the people.
The hugely long, thin gallery space at the Schirn Kunsthalle, in which rooms are created by partitions, together with the gabled roof, complete the feeling as one enters of passing a rood screen to see an altar.
The hearing, held at All Saints' and presided over by Coventry Diocesan Chancellor Sir William Gage, ruled that a carved wooden rood screen could be moved from its present position to a planned two-storey meeting area designed to replace the parish hall in Park Road, which has been sold.
He built an impressively detailed stone rood screen, separating the nave from the chancel, which still dominates the building.
Paul's Church, Hockley, and a lifesize limewood carved rood screen for All Saints Church, in Sutton Coldfield.