- a gallery above a rood screen, approached from stairs, used for chantings and readings.
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Examples from the Web for rood loft
It is fixed to the wall containing the staircase to the rood-loft.
A schoolmaster with his boys fled into a church and hid trembling in the rood-loft.The Age of Erasmus
P. S. Allen
On the south side of the chancel arch is a rood-loft staircase turret, of which both the upper and lower doorways remain.
Near the top of the wall of a cupola-shaped south finial of the rood-loft turret, is an old sun-dial.
Its rood-loft, carved stalls, altar screen, and monuments require a chapter to themselves.The Roof of France