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Church of St. Mary, Cockfield

Description: Church of St. Mary

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 30 September 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 111367

OS Grid Reference: NZ1290324244
OS Grid Coordinates: 412903, 524244
Latitude/Longitude: 54.6132, -1.8017

Location: Front Street, Cockfield, Durham DL13 5DS

Locality: Cockfield
County: Durham
Country: England
Postcode: DL13 5DS

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Listing Text

NZ 12 SW
(South side)
9/2 (inset) Church of St. Mary


Parish church. C13 with C19 and C20 additions on north aisle, large west
extension, small east extension, and south porch. Sandstone, the medieval
rubble and the modern snecked, with plinth, quoins and ashlar dressings; roof
grey Lakeland slates with graduated green slates on chancel; stone gable
copings. 7-bay nave with north aisle continuous as organ chamber to chancel,
and south porch; 4-bay chancel with north vestry. Early English style.
Steeply-gabled porch has double boarded doors in chamfered surround with
dripmould; 3 closely-set lancets to east and 3 more widely spaced modern
lancets to west of porch. Lower chancel has blocked priest's door at west,
with continuous impost and dripmould, and chamfered rectangular low side
windows to left of door; 4 irregular lancets, the 2 eastern ones inserted.
East front re-built with 3 lancets with renewed heads and irregular block
surrounds. West front has paired nave lancets under vesica and gabled bellcote
with paired arches; buttress between nave and aisle, which has 3 stepped
lancets under gable. North aisle has door and group of 5 lancets, and low
arched vault recess. Gabled vestry. Steeply-pitched roofs with stone cross

Interior: rubble with ashlar dressings; plaster in chancel. Modern crown-
post nave roof; panelled chancel roof. Chamfered C13 chancel arch of 2 orders
with pyramid stops above and below impost string; double-chamfered arcade on
round piers with moulded capitals. Double-chamfered external face of south
door with drip mould on impost string and half-octagonal shafts. Trefoil
heads to lancets, the medieval with squared corners. Roll-moulded piscina
with carved bowl; 2 square-headed piscinas (in south nave wall, with projecting
bowl and altered in aisle wall). Octagonal medieval font on square pedestal
with broach-stopped chamfers, C17 pew backs, with widely-spaced balusters,
re-used as dado on west and south walls and behind lectern. Monuments include
inscribed panel to Thomas and Hannah Watson, died 1713 and 1696, in corniced
frame with coat of arms in scrolled pediment,to north of chancel arch; medieval
effigy and incised grave covers in chancel; 6 other medieval grave slabs set
in north aisle and in south porch. High quality rood screen is memorial to
2nd Lieut. H.W. Summerson, died 1918; low-relief panel of kneeling soldier;
Gothic tracery.

Listing NGR: NZ1290324244

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Source: English Heritage

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