The Hagioscope

The Hagioscope (or Squint), In about 1350 the hagioscope gave a view from the Chantry Chapel (which had been built on the South side of the Tower) to the High Altar in Chancel of the main Church. Though this could have been made for lepers to watch the service of the day (standing originally outside the Church) it is more likely that this allowed the Chantry Priest to elevate the Host at the same time as his colleague did in the Chancel during the saying of Mass.

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