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Cotterstock, St Andrew

Stunning village church in Cottesbrooke

Originally a Norman church (west door) with a wide tall chancel added in 1338 when a college here was founded by John Giffard, Canon of York. It seems to have been the largest private collegiate foundation in England at that time, boasting a provost and 12 chaplains. The singing in the chancel must have been wonderful. Note the three howling animals, are they lions or bears? above the splendid gothic porch. (Less) wonderful is the restoration by G.E. Street of 1877 which accounts for the stripped stonework. Monuments Three worthwhile memorials. The first is up in the chancel lying beneath a carpet right of the altar. It is an exquisite brass to Robert Wintringham, Canon of Lincoln, who died in 1420. Its design is like a monstrance with the Canon sitting atop a gothic stem. Note his tonsure. It must be one ...

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The church is normally locked, see below for contact details.


Contact Details


obtainable from Mrs M Rowlett, Vicarage Farm Cottage, Cotterstock Tel 01832 226333 or Mr & Mrs G Sands, 1 Main Street, Cotterstock Tel: 01832 226025

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