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Cowbit, Methodist Chapel
Cowbit, Methodist Chapel
Cowbit, Methodist Chapel

The foundation stone for this Methodist chapel, which over the years served more than one branch of the denomination, was laid in July 1912.

It closed in 1983 and has since been converted into a house.

September 2017

Cowbit, Methodist chapel
Cowbit, Railway Station
Cowbit, Railway Station
Cowbit, Railway Station

The Great Eastern Railway opened a line between Spalding and March in Cambridgeshire in 1867, later to be linked by the GNR to Lincoln, a total distance of 122 miles.

Cowbit, the first station south of Spalding, was closed to passengers in 1961 and to freight in 1964.

The line between Spalding and March closed in 1982.

Cowbit, Railway Station, Spalding March
Cowbit, St Mary
Cowbit, St Mary
Cowbit, St Mary

The brick built nave - once much higher - dates from c.1400. The rubble stone chancel was built about 100 years later.

September 2017

Cowbit, St Mary
Cowbit, St Mary
Cowbit, St Mary
Cowbit, St Mary

St Mary's tower was consecrated in 1487 by Bishop Russell. of Lincoln.

There is a west doorway and a large five-light window surmounted by a niche above.

September 2017

 

Cowbit, St Mary, Bishop Russell
Cowbit, St Mary, font
Cowbit, St Mary, font
Cowbit, St Mary, font

The stem of the octagonal font at Cowbit has traceried panels and a bowl with inscribed fleurons.

September 2017

Cowbit, St Mary, font
Cowbit, St Mary, interior view
Cowbit, St Mary, interior view
Cowbit, St Mary, interior view

The short chancel is thought to have been built in the late fifteenth century.

September 2017

Cowbit, St Mary chancel interior
Cowbit, St Mary, porch
Cowbit, St Mary, porch
Cowbit, St Mary, porch

A good example of early Lincolnshire brickwork, possibly as early as 1400.

September 2017

Cowbit, St Mary, porch