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Burton Coggles
 
Burton Coggles, St Thomas Becket
Burton Coggles, St Thomas Becket
Burton Coggles, St Thomas Becket

The west wall of the 13th century tower has a small lancet and an empty niche above.

Plate tracery decorates the lower lucarnes of the stumpy 13th century spire.

May 2015

Burton Coggles, St Thomas a Becket
Burton Coggles, St Thomas Becket
Burton Coggles, St Thomas Becket
Burton Coggles, St Thomas Becket

The gabled porch, plain but well-proportioned, is 14th century.

May 2015

Burton Coggles, St Thomas a Becket church
Burton Coggles, St Thomas Becket
Burton Coggles, St Thomas Becket
Burton Coggles, St Thomas Becket

The chancel is 14th century, though the three light east window and the fine stained glass date from the restoration of 1874 by E W Pugin.

May 2015

Burton Coggles, St Thomas a Becket church, E W Pugin
Burton Coggles, St Thomas Becket
Burton Coggles, St Thomas Becket
Burton Coggles, St Thomas Becket

The sturdy tower and the short broach spire are early 13th century, while the south aisle and clerestory are both 14th century in date.

The interior is spacious with high 14th century arcades.

May 2015

Burton Coggles, St Thomas a Becket
Burton Coggles, St Thomas Becket, effigy
Burton Coggles, St Thomas Becket, effigy
Burton Coggles, St Thomas Becket, effigy

The porch contains two effigies of knights, both cross-legged and wearing chain mail and surcoats.They are early 14th century in date.

This knight has his hand at his sword.

May 2015

Burton Coggles, St Thomas a Becket
Burton Coggles, St Thomas Becket, effigy
Burton Coggles, St Thomas Becket, effigy
Burton Coggles, St Thomas Becket, effigy

This effigy is of a knight is at prayer and lies underneath a canopy.

Like the other effigy in the porch, it dates from the early 14th century.

May 2015

Burton Coggles, St Thomas a Becket
Burton le Coggles, St Thomas Becket
Burton le Coggles, St Thomas Becket
Burton le Coggles, St Thomas Becket

Even on a miserable, damp autumn day the 'endearing' tower of the church (as Pevsner describes it), with its prominent lucarnes, uplifts the spirits.

September 2016

Burton Coggles, St Thoma Becket
Burton le Coggles, St Thomas Becket, font
Burton le Coggles, St Thomas Becket, font
Burton le Coggles, St Thomas Becket, font

The font is a plain octagonal bowl on a square base.

September 2016

Burton Coggles, St Thomas Becket, font
Burton le Coggles, St Thomas Becket, interior
Burton le Coggles, St Thomas Becket, interior
Burton le Coggles, St Thomas Becket, interior

Looking east towards the chancel. The 3-bay south arcade, seen here, has octagonal piers and double-chamfered arches of the Early English period.

September 2016

Burton Coggles, St Thomas Becket, interior
Burton le Coggles, St Thomas Becket. interior
Burton le Coggles, St Thomas Becket. interior
Burton le Coggles, St Thomas Becket. interior

Looking west along the nave. In the facing wall is a small window of the Norman period with deep splay.

September 2016

Burton Coggles, St Thomas Becket, interior, Norman window.