Georgian Society for East Yorkshire

Return visit to Cottingham

GSEY at St Mary the Virgin, Cottingham

GSEY at St Mary the Virgin, Cottingham

Saturday, 23rd April 2016

Today's visit to Cottingham commenced with a return visit to Southwood Hall.

In the afternoon we were treated to a guided tour of St Mary's Church by Trevor Brigham whose history is being serialised in the Parish Magazine.

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Church of Saint Mary the Virgin, Cottingham, East Yorkshire

Tower of St Mary the Virgin Cottingham.

The oldest parts of the Cottingham's parish church date from the early fourteenth century; the west window exhibits the flowing lines of the Curvilinear style favoured by Yorkshire masons at that time. The manor of Cottingham was owned by Joan 4th Countess of Kent; after she married the Prince of Wales (Edward the Black Price) in 1361, the church ... (read more...)

Southwood Hall, Cottingham, East Yorkshire

Southwood Hall

Now surrounded by twentieth century developments, Southwood Hall is a remarkably intact example of a late seventeenth century house. It was built sometime before 1661 for the Bacchus family and was later a tenanted farmhouse; few alterations have been made since the eighteenth century. The house displays the bold decorative brick work typical of the seventeenth century. The present ... (read more...)

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