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Church of St Helen

A Grade II* Listed Building in East Keal, Lincolnshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.1546 / 53°9'16"N

Longitude: 0.0661 / 0°3'58"E

OS Eastings: 538254

OS Northings: 363937

OS Grid: TF382639

Mapcode National: GBR KVS.CHK

Mapcode Global: WHHKS.ZYNZ

Entry Name: Church of St Helen

Location: East Keal, East Lindsey, Lincolnshire, PE23

County: Lincolnshire

District: East Lindsey

Parish: East Keal

Traditional County: Lincolnshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lincolnshire

Listing Date: 3 February 1967

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

English Heritage Legacy ID: 196129

Source ID: 1166170

Listing Text

EAST KEAL CHURCH LANE
TF 36 SE
(north side)
5/6 Church of St. Helen
3.2.67
G.V. II*
Parish church. C13, C14, restored and rebuilt externally with
tower of 1853-4 by Stephen Lewin. Greenstone, ashlar, rendered
and yellow brickwork. Slate roofs. Western tower, nave,aisles,
chancel, south vestry and porch. Ashlar tower of 4 stages, in
Early English style, with 5 lancets in an arcade to belfry stage.
Buttresses with crocketed gablettes. Plain parapet. Single
lancet to third stage. Geometric style window to second stage.
West door of 4 shafted orders and dogtoothing. North aisle has 2
light window to west and 3 two light early C19 Gothick windows to
north side. Yellow brick chancel, with C19 3 light east window.
The south side has a 2 light C19 window in chancel, and 2 similar
in the nave. C19 gabled porch, with pointed outer arch, and
chamfered reveals. The inner doorway has late C14 reveals with 2
orders, having ballflower and figured ornamentation, and
decorated imposts, recut C19 double chamfered pointed arched
head. Interior. C13 4 bay nave arcades with octagonal piers and
capitals on north side, with double chamfered arches, human head
stops to hood moulds and details. The south arcade has
quatrefoil piers with annular capitals and nail head decoration.
C15 tower arch with octagonal responds, capitals and double
chamfered arch. The C19 tower windows have dogtoothing to the
rear arches, collared side and central shafts and inner trefoils
and quatrefoils. C13 chancel arch, octagonal responds and double
chamfered arches. C19 arch braced king post roof to nave.
Fittings all C19, apart from the C16 octagonal font with floriate
carved side panels and grotesque supporters. In the south aisle
an early C17 wall monument to Susanna Kirkman, with a crudely
carved figure, elbow resting on a skull, set in a classical
surround with fluted Ionic pilasters and cornice. In the north
aisle the bust in marble of a wigged gentleman, Peter Short,
d.1681, set into a pointed recess at high level, presumably from
a monument.


Listing NGR: TF3825463937

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