Figures on the Rood Screen

  Figures on the Rood Screen

Photo © Martin Crampin

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about 1926-1930
Medieval rood screen with twentieth century figures of Peter, James, Virgin and Child, Luke and Paul.

medium: wood
technique: carved

designer: W. D. Caröe
artist: Nathaniel Hitch

Church of St Bilo, Llanfilo, Powys
rood screen

The late fifteenth/early sixteenth century carved screen was restored by W.D. Caroë and others between 1913 and 1951. The rood, also by Nathaniel Hitch, was dedicated in 1925 before work began on the figures, which were completed in about 1930.


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Further reading

Richard Haslam, The Buildings of Wales: Powys (Harmondsworth/Cardiff: 1979), p. 340.

Jennifer M. Freeman, W.D. Caröe: his architectural achievement (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1991), pp. 197-8.

  Figures on the Rood Screen

Photo © Martin Crampin

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