Cossington St Mary the Virgin

Welcome to Cossington and the village church- St Mary the virgin

Cossington’s focal points include the Parish Church; The Bridge School; the playing field and playground, together with the village hall and the pub. A mobile greengrocer visits every Tuesday.

We have a veterinary practice and three working farms. Cossington is situated on Sustrans cycle route 3, following the disused railway line to Bawdrip.

The population of the village is 690 [2011 census, projected to 2017] and is down as follows: – Ages 0-17: 96 people; Ages 18-64: 362 people; Ages over 65: 232 people. Fifty new homes were added in 2011 and a traveller community resides on the outskirts of the village.

Our church of St. Mary the Virgin is believed to be an outpost on the Polden Hills from the nearby Glastonbury Abbey before the Dissolution.

St Mary’s dates from the 13th century and consists of a two – cell church with south porch and a 15th century tower. There is a peal of six bells.

The building is in an excellent state of repair and the latest inspection report identified only minor defects.

Cossington’s excellent village hall is the venue for a variety of activities including concerts and sports. A Montessori nursery uses the hall, as well as groups such as ‘Friends and Neighbours;’ and our Parish Council.

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