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The Nuttall Encyclopedia

Reredos

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The name given to the decorated portion of the wall or screen behind and rising above a church altar; as a rule it is richly ornamented with niches and figures, and stands out from the east wall of the church, but not unfrequently it is joined to the wall; splendid examples exist at All Souls' College, Oxford, Durham Cathedral, St. Albans, &c.


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Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Reredos'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/nut/r/reredos.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.

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