Rood Loft

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Charlton-on-Otmoor - Church and Chapels - Church of England
... In the early 16th century the present rood screen and rood loft (for a crucifix between the chancel and nave) were added to the church ... During the English Reformation Edward VI's injunctions of 1547 instructed that rood screens and lofts be removed be removed from all churches in England and Wales ... Charlton's screen and loft survived these injunctions, and in the 20th century the critic Jennifer Sherwood judged them "the finest and most complete in the county" ...
Rood
... A rood is a cross or crucifix, especially a large one in a church a large sculpture or sometimes painting of the crucifixion of Jesus ... Rood is an archaic word for pole, from Old English rōd "pole", specifically "cross", from Proto-Germanic *rodo, cognate to Old Saxon rōda, Old High German ruoda "rod" ... Rood was originally the only Old English word for the instrument of Jesus Christ's death ...
Roods
... A rood is a cross or crucifix, especially a large one in a church a large sculpture or sometimes painting of the crucifixion of Jesus ... Rood is an archaic word for pole, from Old English rōd "pole", specifically "cross", from Proto-Germanic *rodo, cognate to Old Saxon rōda, Old High German ... Rood was originally the only Old English word for the instrument of Jesus Christ's death ...
Rood Screen - After The Reformation, in England
... Thus not a single mediaeval Rood survives in Britain ... Of original rood lofts, also considered suspect due to their association with superstitious veneration, very few are left two surviving examples in Wales being at the ancient churches in Llanengan and ... The rood screens themselves were sometimes demolished or cut down in height, but more commonly remained with their painted figures whitewashed and overpainted with religious texts ...

Famous quotes containing the word rood:

    Thy great leaves enfold
    The ancient beards, the helms of ruby and gold
    Of the crowned Magi; and the king whose eyes
    Saw the Pierced Hands and Rood of elder rise
    In Druid vapour and make the torches dim....
    William Butler Yeats (1865–1939)