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chancel screen

Screen dividing the chancel from the nave.
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Not only was Cosin introducing furnishings more suited to Catholicism such as a chancel screen and an altar rail, but the gothic style he employed in constructing them seems to betray a yearning for the not-so-distant past of the pre-Reformation.
Pursuing a hidden history of female British architecture, Joan Bakewell was forced into some unconvincing strategies, speculating on unacknowledged father-and-daughter partnerships (Christopher Wren's 16 year-old daughter may have designed a chancel screen in one of his churches) and fudging the line between patron and designer, as in the celebrated case of Bess of Hardwicke.
In the Church of my boyhood we used to drape a fishing net over the chancel screen. We lived 60 miles from the sea!
In the church of my boyhood we used to drape a fishing net over the chancel screen even though we were 60 miles from the sea!
Throughout the text the author explores this tension: when the continuity of Venetian tradition outweighed Vitruvian authority, as, for example, in the treatment of details of capitals, pilasters, and friezes based on local models; when the new style prevailed in "modernization" programs where classical ornament, such as a fictive painted facade, was applied to Gothic buildings; or when the lack of classical precedent for the treatment of elements -- such as balusters or chancel screens -- led to a dependence on Renaissance theorists to create new forms.
First, there are a notable series of crosses inscribed on the marble plaques which formed part of the chancel screens. That associated with Bishop Honorius' church is to be dated precisely to the last two decades of the fifth century and should serve as a guide to the dating of similar crosses found elsewhere.
Branham also discusses the soreg in the Jerusalem Temple and the chancel screens in ancient synagogues but does not raise the intriguing question of the relationship of the latter to chancel screens in Byzantine churches.