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Church of St Mary Magdalene, Cottingham

Description: Church of St Mary Magdalene

Grade: I
Date Listed: 25 February 1957
English Heritage Building ID: 229805

OS Grid Reference: SP8461289944
OS Grid Coordinates: 484612, 289944
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5008, -0.7550

Location: 2 Water Lane, Cottingham, Northamptonshire LE16 8XG

Locality: Cottingham
Local Authority: Corby Borough Council
County: Northamptonshire
Country: England
Postcode: LE16 8XG

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Listing Text

SP8489 (East side)
15/22 Church of St. Mary Magdalene


Church. C12, mid C13 and C14, chancel said to have been rebuilt 1880. Squared
coursed and regular coursed limestone and ironstone with limestone ashlar spire,
with slate, corrugated sheet and lead roofs. Aisled nave and chancel, west tower
and west porch. South elevation of chancel of one-window range with 3-light
square-head windows with arch-head lights. South chapel, now vestry, projects
over 2 bays of chancel. 4-light east window to chancel has renewed tracery with
trefoils and quatrefoil circle. North elevation of chancel is blank. North
chapel, now vestry, projects over 2 bays of chancel. South aisle and south
chapel of 4-window range of two 2-light windows with cusping to left and 2- and
3-light square-head windows to right; some tracery is renewed. Lean-to roof with
plain ashlar parapets. 3-light east window has tracery with mouchettes. C19
lean-to porch attached to west of south aisle has small square-head windows in
south wall and chamfered and moulded door opening in west wall. North chapel of
2-window range of 2-light windows with quatrefoil tracery, that to left has been
renewed. Lean-to roof with plain ashlar parapets, 4-light square-head east
window. South aisle is set back from south chapel. 2-window range of 2-light
windows with renewed reticulated tracery. Double chamfered north door opening
between windows. Lean-to roof and plain ashlar parapets with 3 gargoyles. Roll
moulded plinth around base of south side. Nave and chancel clerestory of
7-window range of 2-light square-head windows, some renewed C19. Shallow gabled
nave and chancel roofs with ashlar parapets and finials. C14 west tower of 4
stages with 4-stage limestone ashlar angle buttresses at corners terminating as
octagonal corner pinnacles. Single lancets to west face of lower stage and south
face of third stage. Pairs of 2-light shafted bell-chamber openings, with
quatrefoil circles, to each face of upper stage. Corbel table with carved heads
with broach spire above having 2 tiers of lucarnes. Interior: C13 three-bay
north arcade of double chamfered arches with octagonal pier. The perhaps unique
capital are decorated with high relief figures lying horizontally, 2 ladies, 2
knights and a bishop. The responds have stiff leaf foliage and figures similar
to the pier. The 2 western arches are separated by section of wall. The south
arcade is c.1300 with double chamfered arches and quatrefoil piers. Double
chamfered chancel arch and triple chamfered tower arch with C12 windows opening
above. C19 two-bay north arcade to chancel has double chamfered arches with
octagonal pier. C14 double chamfered single arch to south chapel, now vestry,
has octagonal responds. Shallow half arches from aisles to chapels. C19 roof
structures. North aisle may retain some earlier timbers. C14 tomb recess, with 3
shafts, to north wall of chancel. C18 panelled pulpit reset on C19 base. 2
niches in wall of north arcade. Plain octagonal font. C19 stained glass to east
window and chancel window to right. Monuments, C18 oval tablet in north chapel
to Medlycott family.
(Buildings of England: p.164).

Listing NGR: SP8461289944

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Source: English Heritage

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