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rood loft

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noun
  1. a gallery above a rood screen, approached from stairs, used for chantings and readings.
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Related Words for rood loft

gallery, jube

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Historical Examples of rood loft

  • It is fixed to the wall containing the staircase to the rood-loft.

    Notes and Queries, Number 213, November 26, 1853

    Various

  • A schoolmaster with his boys fled into a church and hid trembling in the rood-loft.

  • Near the top of the wall of a cupola-shaped south finial of the rood-loft turret, is an old sun-dial.

  • On the south side of the chancel arch is a rood-loft staircase turret, of which both the upper and lower doorways remain.

  • Its rood-loft, carved stalls, altar screen, and monuments require a chapter to themselves.

    The Roof of France

    Matilda Betham-Edwards