"Thomas Norris Made Mee (sic) 1633".
The porch and nave are mostly of red brick. The nave is very long and there is Victorian stained glass in the chancel, which, to be truthful, is not of the highest quality in my opinion. This is a pretty basic structure, there being no north or south aisles and no clerestory. The whole structure is very heavily buttressed. A single plaque commemorating the Revd Richard Brown, who passed away aged 25 in 1834, has the Latin inscription which reminds us that life is brief.
The British winter of 2010/11 was proving to be the coldest since records began. The sun was shining brightly whilst I was at Cowbit, but it was seriously cold as well! The light quality was just beautiful and, despite the cold, it was a delight to be out.
Due to subsidence, the church grounds are quite frightening in places! Away from the church itself though, things level out and there are some very worn, but nicely carved Georgian gravestones to be seen. The church grounds are very lengthy to the east, with the grounds looking neat and well kept.
As I mentioned earlier this is not the most attractive of buildings. The tower and the chancel do not go with the red brick of the rest of the building. The church is sinking and the tower leans over at an angle. When I went in to the church though on my first visit here I found it bright and welcoming. The church is well soundproofed, and the noise of the traffic was cut out completely.
I enjoyed my stay here very much.....but, in hindsight, it might have been better to have visited in the summer!!!