NY9364 : Prior Smythson's Screen, Hexham Abbey

taken 9 years ago, near to Hexham, Northumberland, Great Britain

Prior Smythson's Screen, Hexham Abbey
Prior Smythson's Screen, Hexham Abbey
For around 500 years this massive wooden screen has cut off the chancel from the crossing, nave and transepts; a broad platform or loft juts out over its ribbed and painted arches. Since 1819, the loft has been occupied by four successive organs - see NY9364 : The organ, Hexham Abbey. The loft may once have been the setting for the Rood, a carved crucifixion. The screen is a pulpitum, designed to close off the canons during their worship in the choir. On the long beam below the vaulted arches at the base of the loft are the words (in Latin) "Pray for the Soul of Master Thomas S(mythson) Prior of this Church who made this Work". {Source: Hexham Abbey Leaflet No.5.}
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Date Taken
Thursday, 20 March, 2008   (more nearby)
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Friday, 21 March, 2008
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Church interior   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 935 641 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:58.2992N 2:6.1467W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NY 935 641
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