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North Cockerington
 
North Cockerington, St Mary
North Cockerington, St Mary
North Cockerington, St Mary

This church shares the same churchyard as St. Adelwald's, Alvingham.

The building is a mixture of twelfth and thirteenth century work although there is a small Saxon window in the chancel.

The interior contains box pews.


Mark Acton, 2008

North Cockerington, church, St Mary, box pews, shared churchyard,
North Cockerington, St Mary
North Cockerington, St Mary
North Cockerington, St Mary

On the left is St Mary's church, North Cockerington; on the right St Adelwald's of Alvingham.

Peter Kirk Collection. 1996

North Cockerington, St Mary
North Cockerington, St Mary
North Cockerington, St Mary
North Cockerington, St Mary

Pevsner states :-

"Declared redundant in 1981 and now preserved by the Redundant Churches Fund.

St Mary was built as the chapel to the Gilbertine priory and lies in the same churchyard with St Adelwold Alvingham, and nearer the village of Alvingham.

Both are approached the homely way through a farmyard"

Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire 1919 states :-

"The church went to decay several centuries ago, and no traces of it now remain:

the inhabitants use the priory chapel of St. Mary in the adjoining parish of Alvingham.

The register dates from the year 1646.

The living is a vicarage, consolidated with that of Alvingham, joint net yearly value £250, including 138 acres of glebe, with residence, in the gift of the Bishop of Lincoln, and held since 1914  by the Rev. Joseph Arthur Bunch"

DB 8 September 2019

North Cockerington, church, Saint Mary
North Cockerington, St Mary
North Cockerington, St Mary
North Cockerington, St Mary

Viewed from northeast.

"Chapel to Gilbertine Priory, now parish church to village of North Cockerington. C11, late C12, c.1300, C14, C19.

Greenstone, ironstone and limestone coursed rubble, limestone ashlar, some brick, some render"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1261895 

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North Cockerington, church, Saint Mary
North Cockerington, St Mary, Chancel
North Cockerington, St Mary, Chancel
North Cockerington, St Mary, Chancel

Pevsner states that the communion rails are High Victorian c. 1870.

C20 choir stalls. 

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North Cockerington, church, Saint Mary
North Cockerington, St Mary, Nave
North Cockerington, St Mary, Nave
North Cockerington, St Mary, Nave

Looking east towards the chancel.

"Late C12 south arcade of 2 bays"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1261895 

Many painted inscriptions on the walls presumably dating from the High Victorian period.

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North Cockerington, church, Saint Mary
North Cockerington, St Mary, Nave
North Cockerington, St Mary, Nave
North Cockerington, St Mary, Nave

Looking west back through the chancel arch and into the nave.

"C14 chancel arch restored in C19"

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North Cockerington, church, Saint Mary
North Cockerington, St Mary, Nave, Box Pews
North Cockerington, St Mary, Nave, Box Pews
North Cockerington, St Mary, Nave, Box Pews

View across the nave and into the south aisle.

Pevsner comments "BOX PEWS. A complete set, installed as late as 1841 (according to the vestry minutes)"

Historic England has "C18 box pews"

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North Cockerington, church, Saint Mary, box pews
North Cockerington, St Mary, Nave, Pulpit & Lectern
North Cockerington, St Mary, Nave, Pulpit & Lectern
North Cockerington, St Mary, Nave, Pulpit & Lectern

C19 pulpit & lectern.

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North Cockerington, church, Saint Mary, pulpit, lectern
North Cockerington, St Mary, Nave, Window
North Cockerington, St Mary, Nave, Window
North Cockerington, St Mary, Nave, Window

Glazed panel fitted inside the north window with a poem concerning the nineteen paces between the two churches both sharing the same churchyard.

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North Cockerington, church, Saint Mary, poem
North Cockerington, St Mary, South Aisle
North Cockerington, St Mary, South Aisle
North Cockerington, St Mary, South Aisle

Looking east to C19 window.

"Fragmentary medieval stone coffin in south aisle with torso of C14 effigy of knight to east, with long-tailed lion at feet. Several other small architectural, moulded fragments"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1261895 

DB 8 September 2019

North Cockerington, church, Saint Mary
North Cockerington, St Mary, South Aisle
North Cockerington, St Mary, South Aisle
North Cockerington, St Mary, South Aisle

Pevsner comments :-

"Alabaster effigy of a knight, later c 14, sadly mutilated.

No head, no legs, but the lion with a wondrous long tail survives"

DB 8 September 2019

North Cockerington, church, Saint Mary
North Cockerington, St Mary, South Aisle, Font
North Cockerington, St Mary, South Aisle, Font
North Cockerington, St Mary, South Aisle, Font

"Plain C13 octagonal font on tall octagonal base"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1261895 

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North Cockerington, church, Saint Mary