A view of the 16th century rood screen and rood cross in St Mary's Church, garlanded for May Day
- St Mary's Church, High Street, Charlton-On-Otmoor, Cherwell, Oxfordshire
- Photograph (Negative)
The rood screen and loft in St Mary the Virgin's Church dates from the early 16th century. Both the screen and the tradition of garlanding the rood cross survived the Reformation. Each May and September, the cross is decorated with box foliage and is covered with greenery.
© Historic England Archive
Photographer: Cox, Mary Desiree
Rood Screen, Medieval Church, Custom And Tradition, Religion
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