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South Holland (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
TF 25979 18009


COWBIT BARRIER BANK TF 21 NE (east side) 13/2 Church of St. Mary 7.2.67 I Parish church. c.1380, tower built and nave extended 1480-86, restored 1882. Coursed limestone rubble, limestone ashlar, red brick with ashlar dressings, lead roofs. Western tower, nave, chancel, south porch. C15 ashlar 3 stage tower with quatrefoil plinth, moulded string courses, battlemented parapet. Stepped corner buttresses. To belfry stage 2 light C14 openings with ogee heads to the lights and quatrefoils over. On the west side a deeply moulded pointed doorway, with cusped spandrels. Above a wide 5 light C15 window with 4 centred arched head, cusped ogee heads to the lights and panel tracery. To the second stage a niche with nodding ogee hood and later seated figure of the Virgin and child. In the north side on ogee headed rectangular light. The brick nave has stepped stone buttresses, ashlar plinth, chamfered string course and C19 moulded cornice. Continuously moulded pointed doorway with above a curious corbel carving in stone with crouched figure. 3 light window with C19 head and 3 light C15 window with 4 centred arch head. In the north side of the chancel, a blocked pointed brick arch. The chancel is in coursed limestone rubble and has a C15 3 light window with cusped heads to the lights and panel tracery. C15 3 light east window with panel tracery and ogee heads to the lights, recut C19. On the south side a 3 light window matches that to the north, a small blocked priests' doorway and blocked window opening. On the south side of the nave 2 three light C15 windows with shallow 4 centred arched heads. C20 chimney and boiler room. Gabled brick porch with double chamfered outer arch leading to stone bases, flanked by single buttresses. Porch has large stones used in the side walls. Beyond a further 2 light window with cusped heads to the lights. Interior. Tall C15 continuously moulded 4 centred headed tower arch with octagonal reveals, sexpartite tower vault with bell hole. Moulded string course runs round both sides of nave. 4 centred chancel arch with 2 orders of mouldings. Triangular headed piscina in south wall of nave. Small C15 blocked doorway in north side of chancel. Blocked opening to south side. Ogee trefoil headed piscina in south side of chancel. C15 corbels in chancel. 3 statue brackets to reveal of south east nave window. C19 stained glass. Fittings. Royal Coat of Arms 1713. Unusual tall octagonal font with splayed bowl and traceried stem.

Listing NGR: TF2661017964


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This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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Date: 23 Jul 2004
Reference: IOE01/12457/06
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr David Brown. Source Historic England Archive
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