Rood loft sentence example
In the years1471-1472to 1474 Waynflete was largely engaged in completing the church, now called chapel, at Eton, his glazier supplying the windows, and he contracted on the 15th of August 1475 for the rood-loft to be made on one side "like to the rode lofte in Bishop Wykeham's college at Winchester," and on the other like that "of the college of St Thomas of Acres in London."
The screen might be separate from the rood beam or rood loft.
St Michael's, the parish church, has a striking Perpendicular tower, an arch of carved oak dividing its nave and chancel, a magnificent rood-loft, and a 13th-century monument doubtfully described as the tomb of Bracton, the famous lawyer, whose birthplace, according to local tradition, was Bratton Court in the vicinity.
Nicolas had a remarkably fine rood-loft erected in the 16th century by Jean Bertet and an Adoration of the Magi by Jordaens (1644).
The steps to the rood loft are still visible in the chancel arch.Advertisement
The rood loft stairs curve sweetly behind the stepped pulpit.
A fine example of a rood loft is at Charlton-on-Otmoor, Oxfordshire.
A rood loft was also added, approached by a stair on the north side lit by a quatrefoil window.