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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His funeral hatchment hangs in the baptistry, and the pulpit and chancel screen were donated in memory of Lord and Lady Armstrong.
ALL Hallows' folk were delighted that after almost 12 months absence their royal coat of arms dating back to the reign of Charles 1 was put back above the chancel screen in time for their Patronal Festival on November 1.
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Inside this fine church building there are many impressive features including the chancel screen and effigies in oak and alabaster of the Neville family.
Inside, he built a large chancel screen, reminiscent of the old pre-Reformation rood screens, which he decorated with gothic tracery and crockets.