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Moderated Forums => Liturgy => Western Rite Discussion => Topic started by: Christopher McAvoy on March 16, 2013, 07:42:06 PM

Title: Evidence that Rood Screens were rare in Church buildings before 1200 AD.
Post by: Christopher McAvoy on March 16, 2013, 07:42:06 PM
Parish Church Architectural Models
source: http://www.heritagetechnology.co.uk/portfolio/parishchurch/ (http://www.heritagetechnology.co.uk/portfolio/parishchurch/)

(http://www.heritagetechnology.co.uk/portfolio/parishchurch/images/parishInt_1_lg.jpg)

12th century church interior
Still image showing a typical church interior during the 12th century, with apsidal chancel and north aisle.

(http://www.heritagetechnology.co.uk/portfolio/parishchurch/images/parishInt_2_lg.jpg)

14th century church interior
Still image showing a typical church interior during the 14th century, with chantry chapels and south aisle.

(http://www.heritagetechnology.co.uk/portfolio/parishchurch/images/parishInt_3_lg.jpg)

15th century church ceiling
Ceiling and clerestory of the 15th century church.

(http://www.heritagetechnology.co.uk/portfolio/parishchurch/images/parishInt_4_lg.jpg)

A typical (northern european) 15th century church interior, complete with pews, floor brasses, rich decoration and chancel arch imagery.

Excellent quicktime videos:
http://www.heritagetechnology.co.uk/portfolio/parishchurch/images/parishchurch_interior_AS-EE.mov (http://www.heritagetechnology.co.uk/portfolio/parishchurch/images/parishchurch_interior_AS-EE.mov)
http://www.heritagetechnology.co.uk/portfolio/parishchurch/images/parishchurch_Nor-EE.mov (http://www.heritagetechnology.co.uk/portfolio/parishchurch/images/parishchurch_Nor-EE.mov)

The videos and images are quite interesting!

NOTE: This wasnt brought up to raise objections to any churches that happen to have rood screens in them. It is ment to illustrate and educate about the historical development of the latin rite church architecture.