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rood loft

a gallery above a rood screen, approached from stairs, used for chantings and readings. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • There is a good parapet along the aisles, and the rood-loft stair has an external turret.

    Somerset G.W. Wade and J.H. Wade
  • It is fixed to the wall containing the staircase to the rood-loft.

  • The rood-loft is flanked by two spiral staircases, which are wholly unique architectural features.

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

    The Age of Erasmus P. S. Allen
  • Two more at least were in front of the rood-loft or Jubé, and the remaining one very probably was in one of the aisles.

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

  • A voice out of the rood-loft cut short the eloquent declamation.

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

    The Roof of France Matilda Betham-Edwards
  • The chancel arch, pointed, is finely carved; the stairs to the rood-loft still remain; there is a piscina in the chancel.

    Hertfordshire Herbert W Tompkins
  • The tower is severe but dignified, and a good effect is obtained by a small octagonal turret over the rood-loft staircase.

    Somerset G.W. Wade and J.H. Wade

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