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Church of St. Mary

A Grade II* Listed Building in Cockfield, County Durham

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Latitude: 54.6132 / 54°36'47"N

Longitude: -1.8017 / 1°48'6"W

OS Eastings: 412903

OS Northings: 524244

OS Grid: NZ129242

Mapcode National: GBR HHV3.Q2

Mapcode Global: WHC5D.999S

Entry Name: Church of St. Mary

Listing Date: 30 September 1987

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1121827

English Heritage Legacy ID: 111367

Location: Cockfield, County Durham, DL13

County: County Durham

Civil Parish: Cockfield

Built-Up Area: Cockfield

Traditional County: Durham

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): County Durham

Church of England Parish: Cockfield

Church of England Diocese: Durham

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Listing Text

NZ 12 SW
(South side)
9/2 (inset) Church of St. Mary


Parish church. C13 with C19 and C20 additions on north aisle, large west
extension, small east extension, and south porch. Sandstone, the medieval
rubble and the modern snecked, with plinth, quoins and ashlar dressings; roof
grey Lakeland slates with graduated green slates on chancel; stone gable
copings. 7-bay nave with north aisle continuous as organ chamber to chancel,
and south porch; 4-bay chancel with north vestry. Early English style.
Steeply-gabled porch has double boarded doors in chamfered surround with
dripmould; 3 closely-set lancets to east and 3 more widely spaced modern
lancets to west of porch. Lower chancel has blocked priest's door at west,
with continuous impost and dripmould, and chamfered rectangular low side
windows to left of door; 4 irregular lancets, the 2 eastern ones inserted.
East front re-built with 3 lancets with renewed heads and irregular block
surrounds. West front has paired nave lancets under vesica and gabled bellcote
with paired arches; buttress between nave and aisle, which has 3 stepped
lancets under gable. North aisle has door and group of 5 lancets, and low
arched vault recess. Gabled vestry. Steeply-pitched roofs with stone cross

Interior: rubble with ashlar dressings; plaster in chancel. Modern crown-
post nave roof; panelled chancel roof. Chamfered C13 chancel arch of 2 orders
with pyramid stops above and below impost string; double-chamfered arcade on
round piers with moulded capitals. Double-chamfered external face of south
door with drip mould on impost string and half-octagonal shafts. Trefoil
heads to lancets, the medieval with squared corners. Roll-moulded piscina
with carved bowl; 2 square-headed piscinas (in south nave wall, with projecting
bowl and altered in aisle wall). Octagonal medieval font on square pedestal
with broach-stopped chamfers, C17 pew backs, with widely-spaced balusters,
re-used as dado on west and south walls and behind lectern. Monuments include
inscribed panel to Thomas and Hannah Watson, died 1713 and 1696, in corniced
frame with coat of arms in scrolled pediment,to north of chancel arch; medieval
effigy and incised grave covers in chancel; 6 other medieval grave slabs set
in north aisle and in south porch. High quality rood screen is memorial to
2nd Lieut. H.W. Summerson, died 1918; low-relief panel of kneeling soldier;
Gothic tracery.

Listing NGR: NZ1290324244

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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