A tower of Tudor date, in the cemetery, marks the site of a chapel of the gild of the Holy Rood.
By the rood was a common oath; so by the Holy Rood, as in Shakespeare, Rich.
His son, however, founded a church at Waltham in honour of the Holy Rood.
By the Holy Rood, I take it mighty kindly of thee to give me such great licence.
This chamber was formerly called the Chapel of the Holy Rood.
Then made he sign of Holy Rood upon them, Whereat all cast themselves upon the shore, And he departed swiftly as he came.
I came rather warmly and lovingly; but these light ringlets, by the Holy Rood, shall not shade this shoulder much longer.
His poetry is literally stamped with the mark of the Holy Rood.