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Church of St Helen, Waddington

Description: Church of St Helen

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 16 November 1954
English Heritage Building ID: 183300

OS Grid Reference: SD7286643822
OS Grid Coordinates: 372866, 443822
Latitude/Longitude: 53.8899, -2.4143

Location: Belle Vue Lane, Waddington, Lancashire BB7 3HT

Locality: Waddington
Local Authority: Ribble Valley Borough Council
County: Lancashire
Country: England
Postcode: BB7 3HT

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Listing Text

SD 74 SW

10/128 Church of St. Helen

Church, c.1500 with nave and chancel rebuilt 1894. Squared sandstone
with stone slate roof. Comprises a west tower, nave with clear storey,
lower chancel, north and south aisles with short transepts,and a south
porch. The 3-stage tower has angle buttresses, an embattled parapet with
string course, gargoyles and corner pinnacles, and bell openings with
pointed heads and hoods and 2 cusped lights with panel tracery above. The
west wall has a window of 3 cusped lights with panel tracery. The west
door is deeply chamfered with pointed head and hood. The north-west
buttress has a worn carved crucifux and arms of the Tempest family.
The aisle and clearstorey windows have flat heads and cusped lights. The
east window is of 5 cusped lights under a Tudor-arched head and hood. The
east and west windows of the south aisle are probably C16th and are of 3
lights, the inner light have a segmental head and the outer lights being
pointed. The aisles have battlements. The inner porch door is reconstructed,
with a cavetto moulding and 2-centred head. Interior. The 5-bay arcade has
pointed arches of 2 chamfered orders on octagonal piers. Above the tall
pointed tower arch can be seen the roof line of an earlier church. Above
the inner arch of the west door are re-set 9 carved heads, some worn. The
north wall of the chancel has a chamfered doorway with segmental head. On
the south side is a C17th wall monument to Christopher Wilkinson. Open
timber roofs, the nave roof having bolted king posts rising through arch-
braced collars. The wind braces have carved decoration. The early C16th
octagonal sandstone font has a base with decorative motifs and a bowl with
shields carved with the instruments of the Passion.

Listing NGR: SD7286643822

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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