St Mary the Virgin Cottingham & Bell Tower - Hallgate - Cottingham - HU16 4DD
A priest is first recorded in Cottingham around 1150, but the oldest part of the present church, the aisled nave, dates from the 1320s, probably when it was gifted to nearby Haltemprice Priory. The windows, doorways and arcades are late Decorated Gothic.
The present interior is largely a result of comprehensive reordering in 1845 by the Hull firm of F.W. Lockwood,. The organ, by Forster & Andrews of Hull, replaced a late 18th-century instrument by Donaldson of York in 1860. The19th-and 20th-century stained glass windows are by English and Flemish firms
Climb St Mary’s Tower and enjoy fine views over England’s largest village and beyond to the towers and cranes of Hull belfry gives the opportunity to inspect all 8 bells at close quarters, the oldest cast in 1638.
The clock, in the ringing chamber below, was built by Cooke of York in 1870 and sponsored by the government for display at an exhibition in Vienna. Now it keeps good time – you can help wind it up!
Guided Tower Tours Saturday only - Tower Tours last approximately 45 minutes
No Pre-booking required
No booking required
On a clear day, there are distant views of the Humber Bridge, Immingham's refineries, Skidby Mill and Beverley Minster. The spacious belfry gives the opportunity to inspect all 8 bells at close quarters, the oldest cast in 1638. The clock in the ringing chamber below was built by Cooke of York in 1870. Now it keeps good time - you can help wind it up! Guided Tower Tours Saturday only. There are lots of steps to climb!
This event will run in line with local & national government guidelines at the time of the festival.
45 minutes Of additional interest, the wall and floor memorials are principally late 17th to late 19th century, but de Luda’s memorial brass (1383) can be found in the chancel, together with a small wall brass of 1504. www.hullandbeverleyheritagestore.co.uk
PUBLIC ADMISSION IS FREE TO ALL VENUES
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