rood loft


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rood loft

n.
A gallery built above a rood screen.
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Some of the historical treasures on show include a medieval wash basin and a secret door leading to the rood loft. Stained glass windows adorn the church, each telling a story from the area.
"The removal of the windblown sands within the interior of the church has revealed elements of the original building, such as the base of the chancel arch, the medieval steps to the rood loft and the benches around the walls of the church that were used by pilgrims visiting the site.
But the colour plate of St Peter, London Docks, with its entirely alien attraction of stumpy arches, bricks jostling white stone and black slate, a towering rood loft theatrical against a glittering rose window, comes to human life with Stevens Curl's narrative of its ritualist incumbent and founder.