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rood loft

a gallery above a rood screen, approached from stairs, used for chantings and readings. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • The rood loft was now pulled down, and sold as old timber for 3s.

  • Every parish that could afford it seems to have had a rood loft and an organ in it.

  • It must not, however, be taken for granted that a rood loft existed in every church.

  • The old entrance to the rood loft may be seen on the north side of the chancel arch, now blocked up.

    Warwickshire Clive Holland
  • It has also been stated that the Gospel and Epistle, and various other parts of the service, were read from the rood loft.

  • There are also remains of a mural painting of St. Christopher on the north wall, and of others on the wall above the rood loft.

    Edge Hill Edwin Walford
  • The rood loft turret and staircase remain in the south abutment of the chancel arch.

    Edge Hill Edwin Walford
  • Within, note in chancel, image brackets and defaced piscina; rood loft stair and window.

    Somerset G.W. Wade and J.H. Wade
  • Outside the church, near the top of the wall of a cupola-shaped finial of the rood loft turret is an old sun dial.

    A History of Horncastle James Conway Walter
  • On the south side of the chancel arch is a rood loft staircase turret, of which both the lower and upper door remain.

    A History of Horncastle James Conway Walter

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