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Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature
Altar of the Rood
that altar which, in England, anciently stood westward of the rood-screen in large churches, and at which ordinarily the parish mass was sung.
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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Altar of the Rood'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/tce/a/altar-of-the-rood.html. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.