A view of the 16th century rood screen and rood cross in St Mary's Church, garlanded for May Day

Date:
1955
Location:
St Mary's Church, High Street, Charlton-On-Otmoor, Cherwell, Oxfordshire
Reference:
AA55/02647
Type:
Photograph (Negative)

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Description

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.

Content

This is part of the Series: LTC01/01 Lady Trenchard Cox: Series of Negatives; within the Collection: LTC01 Lady Trenchard Cox Collection

Rights

© Historic England Archive

People & Organisations

Photographer: Cox, Mary Desiree

Keywords

Rood Screen, Medieval Church, Custom And Tradition, Religion