St Mary, Little Coxwell, Berkshire
- Site Location
- Little Coxwell
- National Grid Reference
- SU 28X 93Y
now (or name of monument): St Mary
- Type of building/monument
- Parish church
II General Description
12thc. work is found on the S nave and chancel doorways. The former is described below, the latter is completely plain.
III Exterior Features
(i) S doorway, nave
Round-headed, of one order. Angle rolls without bases. No capitals, but moulded imposts following the profile of the roll and continuing E and W along the wall as far as the label. These imposts comprise a roll, or necking, above this a cavetto, finally an upright face, rounded at its lower edge to form a lip over the cavetto. At the outer end of each impost, within the cavetto, the necking roll and the lip of the upright turn in through 180 degrees, join at a collar, and terminate in a pointed bud pointing towards the jamb. On the upright of the impost, two horizontal grooves, just above the lip. In the arch, an angle roll with a flat arch outside it. The label has billet on the chamfer.
|h. of opening||2.38 m|
|w. of opening||1.01 m|
|h. of imposts||0.13 m|
No church mentioned in DS, when the manor was held by the king.
- N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England. Berkshire. Harmondsworth 1966, 167-68.
- C.E. Keyser, 'The Norman Architecture of Berkshire, repr. from Transactions of the Newbury District Field Club, V (1911), 20.