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Description: Church of St Mary
Date Listed: 21 November 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 250554
OS Grid Reference: SU2819093534
OS Grid Coordinates: 428190, 193534
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6399, -1.5940
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1. LITTLE COXWELL
SU 29 SE 2/8 21.11.66 Church of St Mary
Transitional with Early English and Perpendicular alterations and an extensive late
C19 restoration. Rubble stone and roughcast with stone dressings, gabled stone tiled
roof and dressed stone copings. 2 bay nave, 2 bay chancel, double bellcote between
nave and chancel, S porch and N vestry. S side of nave has a pointed headed window of
2 cusped lights and a Perpendicular 3 cusped light window under a flat head with
carved label heads - one with a sugar bag hat. Nave N side has a C19 2 cusped light
window. The gabled bellcote is C13 with 2 pointed openings and a quatrefoil above
with a sundial on its S face. S side of chancel has a Perp. window of 2 tiers of
4 cusped lights with a transom between under a flat head with shield labels, a plainly
moulded Transitional priest's door and one 2 cusped light C19 window. C19 Decorated
style 3 light window to the E and a similar C19 W window with a quatrefoil in a
roundel above. Perp. S porch with a gabled stone tiled roof and a four-centred arch
with dripstone and label heads enclosing a studded plank and batten C19 door.
Transitional S doorway with slim colonettes, plain moulded capitals and an arch of two
orders, the inner a plain roll moulding, the outer of billet. 2 celled aiseless
interior with a C19 W gallery fronted by reused sections of a c14 screen and an open
rafter roof with tie beams and cusped braces. Transitional ogee-headed chancel arch
on plain stopped and chamfered jambs and on the chancel S wall a trefoil-headed
piscina. On either side of the E window are 2 cusped headed niches - one presumably a
blocked Early English window.
Good 1896 stained glass E window depicting the crucifixion by Heaton, Butler and
Bayne. Fine brass 'spider' chandelier dated 1729, wrought iron hour-glass stand by
pulpit and Royal Arms above chancel arch.
Listing NGR: SU2819093534
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Source: English Heritage
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