The Salkeld Screen

The Salkeld Screen

The Salkeld Screen is later than the Gondibour screens, and can be dated with some accuracy. This is because it bears the initials of Lancelot Salkeld, Dean of Carlisle, who became Dean in 1541, and the arms of Henry VIII, who died in 1547. The screen stands out as distinctly renaissance in style in a predominately Romanesque and Gothic building. The design incorporates solid panels at the lower level, and open work at the upper level. Its most distinctive features are the twelve very finely carved heads, six on each side. Some are in contemporary dress, others in Roman style.