Religious architecture (23 pages found in this category)


General term for a covered walkway, and more specifically for the walkway linking the two chancel aisles behind the high altar.


Semicircular or polygonal termination of the chancel, which is typically situated at the eastern end of a Christian church.

Box pew

Type of church seating with enclosed sides.


Part of a church containing the altar, used by the officiating clergy.

Chancel screen

Redirected to rood screen.

Choir screen

Redirected to rood screen.


Covered walkway usually set out in the form of a square.

Devil’s door

Blocked-up door in the north wall of a church, once believed to have been an escape route for the Devil when he left a child as a result of the sacrament of baptism.


Redirected to narthex.

Gwennap Pit

Amphitheatre in which John Wesley preached between 1762 and 1789, occupying a depression that was possibly formed by the subsidence of underground mine workings.