rood screen


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rood screen

n.
In medieval churches, an often openwork wall-like screen separating the choir from the nave and extending upward to the rood beam.

rood screen

n
(Architecture) a partition of stone or wood, often richly carved and decorated, that separates the chancel from the main part of a church: it is surmounted by a crucifix (rood), and was an important feature of medieval churches, though in England many rood screens were destroyed at the Reformation

rood′ screen`


n.
a screen separating the nave from the choir or chancel of a church.
[1835–45]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rood screen - a screen in a churchrood screen - a screen in a church; separates the nave from the choir or chancel
church building, church - a place for public (especially Christian) worship; "the church was empty"
screen - partition consisting of a decorative frame or panel that serves to divide a space
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Contract notice: Interior restoration phase 5a - lot 3: organ restoration: building new rood screen at the entrance ambulatory in the st.
The Rood Screen in St Philip's Church commemorates him.
There were some extraordinary discoveries, including a secret love between a local woman and the Italian blacksmith who built the beautiful rood screen.
It is probably a verge and foliot clock because it was mounted over the rood screen where refilling a water clock would be extremely difficult.
Immediately inside the door, and now doubling up as an organ loft, is the wooden rood screen from the former abbey church, which was sold for just one shilling at the Dissolution.
The medieval Night Stairs are still in daily use and the church is also home to a rare 15th-Century painted rood screen and The Hexham Chalice - a tiny copper and gold gilt goblet used by early Saxon missionaries to celebrate Holy Communion as they wandered through Europe.
In place of what would have been the original rood screen, a partition wall separates the nave from the choir.
At Salisbury, for instance, it was a wretched late- 18th century bishop who employed James Wyatt--'The Destroyer' (1746-1813)--to demolish the detached medieval belltower, sweep away two chapels and porches and to tidy up the interior, while at Reims the great rood screen and the medieval labyrinth on the floor were removed at about the same time for equally frivolous reasons.
The Grade I-listed St Mary''s Church at Derwen is principally renowned for its medieval rood screen and its arched-braced roof also of the late medieval period.
St Paul's Hockley commissioned a George III Coat of Arms for their musicians' gallery and in 1998 All Saints Church, Sutton Coldfield, a life-sized carved lime wood rood screen of Christ on the cross and two figures.