Spalding forge to make new gate for grade 1 listed Cowbit church?

Grade 1 listed Cowbit church to have a new gate forged? SG121011-114TW
Grade 1 listed Cowbit church to have a new gate forged? SG121011-114TW

Spalding’s Chain Bridge Forge will be asked to make a new north gate for St Mary’s Church, Cowbit, if planning consent is granted.

The parochial church council wants to keep the churchyard enclosed.

It says the previous wooden gate was removed following decay – and, prior to that, the north gate was a near match to the 19th century iron gate found on the front wall, which gives access to the south side of the church. Historic England has no objection to the plan at the grade 1 listed building.