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Church of St Mary, Cossington

Description: Church of St Mary

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 29 March 1963
English Heritage Building ID: 269469

OS Grid Reference: ST3565340276
OS Grid Coordinates: 335653, 140276
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1581, -2.9215

Location: 2 Saint Mary's Close, Cossington TA7 8LY

Locality: Cossington
Local Authority: Sedgemoor District Council
County: Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: TA7 8LY

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Listing Text

6/30 Church of St Mary
- II*

Anglican parish church. C13, C14, C15, substantially restored 1900. Coursed and
coursed and squared rubble, slate roofs, coped verges with cruciform finials.
Nave, chancel, south porch, west tower. Mostly Perpendicular. Three stage
embattled tower with diagonal buttresses, polygonal stair turret; 2-light bell
chamber windows with louvres, two 2-light windows at ringing chamber stage, one
blank, one glazed; 3-light west window; blocked west doorway with 4-centred arch
head, floral decoration to spandrels, stopped label with figures of angels. Three
bay nave, 3-light windows, 3-light window set high up on east gable face, 2
buttresses, probably of the 1900 restoration, on north wall. Buttressed south porch,
moulded C14 outer opening, sundial over, paired panelled doors, inside is benched
on flagstone floor, moulded inner door opening, above a niche for a former statue.
Two bay chancel, paired lancet windows to south, C13 rere-arches; north wall with
remains of small window, again C13; priests door; 3-light east window; early C19
memorial tablet set into south wall. Interior with scraped nave, plastered
chancel, flagstone floors. Wagon roofs to nave and chancel with ribs and bosses.
Moulded tower arch, lancet ringing chamber window set over; simple chancel arch.
Remains of a south transept arch. Chancel with C13 tomb-recess with a cinquefoil
head. Slender C15 font with quatrefoil panels. Jacobean coffin stool. C19 pews,
pulpit, decalogue plaques and reredos. Many C18/C19 wall monuments, most
noteworthy over south door of the nave. Cl8 alms box. Four mid/late C19 stained
glass windows; fragment of medieval glass to south window of nave; remainder of
windows with plain leaded lights. Two brasses, to John Brent and wife, obit.
1524, large figures inset to chancel floor. (Pevsner, Buildings of England,
South and West Somerset, 1958).

Listing NGR: ST3565340276

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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