© Mike Bedingfield LRPS
CHURCH OF ST MARY, MANOR ROAD (west side)
COSSINGTON, SEDGEMOOR, SOMERSET
Mike Bedingfield LRPS
10 August 2001
29 March 1963
Date of last amendment:
29 March 1963
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COSSINGTON CP MANOR ROAD (West side)
6/30 Church of St Mary
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).