|Date Listed||Wed 1st June, 1966|
|Category||Statutory Listed Building|
|Address||Church of All Saints Main Street Cossington LE7 4UW|
|Volume, Map, Item||260, 7, 9|
|Description||Church. C13-C15 and C19. Granite rubble stone with stone dressings and Swithland slate roof to chancel and S porch, the rest leaded and parapetted roofs. Stone coped gables. West tower, nave, aisles, chancel and S porch. Tower of C13 of 3 stages with small blocked W door, W lancest with C19 stained glass, N and S lancets, 4 bell openings with hoodmoulds, head frieze and battlements. Triple chamfered nave arch. C13 4 bay N arcade with double chamfered arches on circular piers. Early C14 4 bay S arcade with double sunk quadrant moulded arches on quatrefoil piers. Perp clerestory with four 3 light windows either side and C19 4 bay low pitch tie beam roof. N aisle with buttresses with set offs and part battlemented parapet. NW window with Y tracery, blocked N door, 2 N windows with C19 stained glass, and NE window with Y tracery and C19 stained glass. By chancel arch part of spiral stairway to former rood, and a squint to both aisles. Early C14 chancel. Windows with reticulated tracery those to W on both sides originally ?low side?, that to S now with lower section blocked. E window with intersected tracery and stained glass c1918 by Strachan. Fine sedilia with ogee arches and piscina, and on N wall a C14 tomb recess, with ogee arch over the alabaster tomb chest of Dr Matthew Knightley, a former Rector of 1556. Incised top and carved sides. Chancel S door. S windows have C19 stained glass. C19 boarded wagon roof. S aisle has buttresses and part battlemented parapet. SE window has geometric tracery and stained glass of 1862. Two S windows with Y tracery and SW window with restored Y tracery. Early C14 S doorway and C19 S porch. Round font, possibly C13/C14, with C17 restored cover. Restored perp screen and pulpit. Choir stall ends probably of same date, partly restored. Some benches with linenfold panelling c1500. In N aisle under E window tomb with recumbent effigy of priest, c1320. In chancel alabaster wall monument to Rev. William Stavely, a former Rector, of 1652. Further early C19 wall monuments, a rectangular painting of the Royal Arms of Georgian period and c1700 painting of the Creed, Commandments and Lord?s Prayer with portraits of Moses and Aaron. Carved frame. Pevsner.|
The description above describes the salient features of the building as it was at the date of listing. It is given in order to aid identification; it is not intended to be either comprehensive or exclusive.
Statutory Listing covers all parts of the property and its curtilage, ie all internal and external elements whether described or not.