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Church of St Mary

A Grade II Listed Building in Cosheston, Pembrokeshire

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Latitude: 51.6928 / 51°41'34"N

Longitude: -4.8805 / 4°52'49"W

OS Eastings: 201014

OS Northings: 203271

OS Grid: SN010032

Mapcode National: GBR G9.BJLT

Mapcode Global: VH1S1.CQ84

Plus Code: 9C3QM4V9+4R

Entry Name: Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 14 May 1970

Last Amended: 12 September 1996

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 5988

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: In hamlet of Lower Nash, 1 km SE of Cosheston Church. Reached by a side road N of the A477 road.

County: Pembrokeshire

Town: Pembroke Dock

Community: Cosheston

Community: Cosheston

Locality: Nash

Traditional County: Pembrokeshire

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The church was rebuilt on earlier foundations, 1841-2, by George Gwyther, architect, of Pembroke Dock. It was repaired in the 1890's but retains its early C19 arrangement virtually intact. The parish is closely connected to Upton, and there are Tasker and Neale graves in the churchyard and memorials within the church.


The church is of rubble masonry, rebuilt on the foundations of the earlier church, and part of the masonry, especially near the W end, may be retained from the earlier structure. The church now consists of nave cum chancel under one roof and there is a small N vestry. Larger stones at quoins. Ashlar bellcote with single bell above gable coping at W end. The E and W windows are of three lights, round headed, with flat arches. Other windows are similar but of two lights. Four-centred W doorway.


There is no marked division into nave and chancel. There is no chancel arch, and the plain plaster ceiling is continuous from end to end. At the W is a gallery with a handrail on turned balusters, above a small internal porch. The vestry is at the N reached under stone archway. Rough stonework is exposed at the reveals of the E window. Plain coloured glass throughout. Box pews.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as an important example of a pre-Ecclescological Movement C19 church, retaining most of its original character.

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  • II Lower Nash Corn Mill
    75 m W of Nash Church, in a group with Lower Nash Farm. Its stream is a tributary of Cosheston Pill. There is a large mill-pond on the E side.
  • II Little Mayeston
    1 km E of Cosheston village. From the unclassified road to Paskeston it is reached by a track to the S.
  • II Brewery Inn
    At the S side of the main street of Cosheston, about 200 m E of the crossroads. The house stands back from the street behind a front garden.
  • II Funeral Car Tenement
    At the N side of the main village street in Cosheston, about 50 m E of the crossroads. It is in a walled enclosure with steel gates in front, hung on stone gatepiers with steeply weathered copings.
  • II Hill House and Garden Wall
    Immediately SW of the crossroads in the centre of Cosheston Village. The entrance to the grounds is at the S. The house faces W to an enclosed area, part of which is now (1995) in different ownershi
  • II Old Rectory
    150 m SE of Cosheston Church in Point Lane. The Old Rectory stands about 100 m to the S of the street and faces N.
  • II St Michael's Church
    At the W edge of the village of Cosheston. The churchyard is to the S of the street and surrounded by stone walls.
  • II Upper Nash Farmhouse
    At the S side of the unclassified road in the hamlet of Upper Nash. As this farmhouse was probably the nucleus of the hamlet its farm buildings are situated on both sides of the road. Including a gra

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