The Rood Screen, Derby Cathedral
Rood Screens are not unique to Derby Cathedral. Churches and Cathedrals over the centuries have had Rood Screens. They are used to separate the congregation from the Choir and Alter…a boundary between the people and the ‘business’ end of the building.
Boundaries can be very real, other perceived as existing, some as symbols and warnings…. even social barriers.
The Rood Screen above is though unique in its own right. It is the work of Master Craftsman and Blacksmith Robert Bakewell. Constructed in the early 1700 (for the sum of £157) it is just one of Bakewell’s ironwork construction that can be found around Derbyshire.
I hope you like this as my contribution to this weeks challenge Boundaries (https://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_photo_challenge/boundaries/)
(C) David Oakes 2015