Description: Church of St Mary
Date Listed: 7 December 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 243597
OS Grid Reference: SP5872931063
OS Grid Coordinates: 458729, 231063
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9749, -1.1464
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COTTISFORO MAIN STREET
SP5831 (North side)
15/5 Church of St. Mary
Church. C13 with C14 and later alterations. 1861 restoration by Charles
Buckeridqe including insertion of tracery in the square headed windows. Coursed
limestone rubble and squared coursed limestone. Steeply pitched old-tile roof.
Stone coped gables. Chancel, nave and south porch. 4-window range. Chancel has a
3-light intersecting windowon east. Priest's entrance on south has a pointed
arched doorway and plank door. Entrance is flanked by C19 lancets. Nave has a
2-light C15 window to right of porch and a restored Pernendicular window to left
of porch. Hood moulds and label stops. West gable has a single-light cusped
lancet with hood mould and label stop and a louvred lancet to bell-cote above.
Gabled stone south porch has an old-tile roof and stone coped gables with cross.
Pointed arched entrance with chamfered jambs. South door has 2 orders of
moulding and a pointed arched hood mould with headstops. 3 mass dials to left
wall of porch. Interior C19 roofs. Chancel has an arched tomb recess and C19
piscina. C19 pews and font. ?C17 pulpit. Brass eagle lectern. C19 reading desk.
C18 organ, Stone wall memorials to James Edward Rousby d.1848 and Edward Rousby
d.1875 of Cottisford House. Marble wall memorial with urn and cartouche to
Richard Eyre d.l76l and Martha Eyre d.1772. Royal arns of George III over
chancel arch. Brass of c.1500 to John Samewell and his wife and thirteen
Buildings of England: Oxfordshire: 1974, p558; VCH: Oxfordshire: Vol VI,
Listing NGR: SP5872931063
Source: English Heritage
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