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Church of St Andrew, Helpringham

Description: Church of St Andrew

Grade: I
Date Listed: 1 February 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 192618

OS Grid Reference: TF1387540750
OS Grid Coordinates: 513875, 340750
Latitude/Longitude: 52.9521, -0.3065

Location: 9 Church Lane, Helpringham, Lincolnshire NG34 0RA

Locality: Helpringham
Local Authority: North Kesteven District Council
County: Lincolnshire
Country: England
Postcode: NG34 0RA

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Listing Text

TF 1240-1340
(south side)
Church of
St. Andrew

Parish church. c.1200, late C13, C14, C17, restored 1891.
Limestone ashlar, lead and slate roofs. West tower, aisles,
clerestoried nave, chancel, south porch. 3 stage C14 west tower
with moulded string courses, stepped setback buttresses, plain
parapet and angle pinnacles. The crocketted setback spire has
flying buttresses to the base and 2 tiers of gabled lucarnes with
trefoiled lights in alternating directions. To the belfry stage
are large paired louvred lights, roll moulded with annular
imposts, ogee heads and quatrefoils. On the west side is a
doorway with 4 orders of moulding to the head supported on
filleted angle shafts with annular imposts. Above is a 3 light
window with curvilinear tracery forming mouchettes and daggers.
In the aisles are single 2 light windows, also with curvilinear
tracery. In the north wall of the north aisle is a pointed
doorway with 2 orders of filleted moulding to the head and
annular imposts. Above is a gablet containing a trefoil. Also
there are 4 three light windows with cusped intersecting tracery
and quatrefoils. The clerestorey has 4 three light windows with
trefoil heads to the lights, and pointed wave moulded surrounds.
Embattled parapet to nave. In the east wall of the north aisle
is a 3 light window matching the rest. The chancel north wall
has a lower lancet window and 2 Y traceried 2 light windows with
moulded heads and human head label stops. The rebuilt east wall
contains a 3 light C19 Y traceried window with C14 annular
imposts. In the south wall of the chancel are 2 two light
windows and a lancet matching those to the north and a pointed
priest's doorway with moulded head. The south aisle has 3 light
reticulated windows in hollow chamfered pointed surrounds, one to
the east and 4 to the south. The clerestory matches that to the
north. The gabled south porch has a pointed outer doorway with
moulded octagonal imposts. Pointed and moulded inner doorway of
2 filleted orders supported on angle shafts with annular
capitals. Interior: 4 bay nave arcades have filleted quatrefoil
piers, annular capitals and double wave moulded arches with hoods
and human head label stops. Tower arch of 3 chamfered orders
supported on triple wave moulded piers with annular capitals;
matching side arches. Double chamfered stilted chancel arch. In
the north aisle is a trefoil headed piscina with trefoiled gablet
and floriated finial, also a statue bracket supported by a
grotesque figure. In the south aisle is a further piscina with a
trefoil head, crocketted gablet, seaweed carving and floriate
knop. Also a pointed chamfered doorway to the rood loft set in
the north east angle of the aisle. In the chancel south wall is
a triple sedilia with trilobed arched heads supported on round
shafts with moulded annular capitals. Beyond is a trilobed
piscina, all with moulded hoods and floriate stops. Fittings:
C14 wooden chancel screen with cusped panel tracery to the upper
lights and matching blank tracery in the lower panels, brattished
top beam. C17 oak octagonal pulpit, panelled sides and moulded
tester. In the nave a complete set of C17 oak pews, panelled and
moulded top rails and finials. Early C13 round tub font,
octagonal angle shafts, blank pointed tracery to the sides with
crude Agnus Dei and foliage. In the tower an iron bound C16
chest with 3 lock plates.

Listing NGR: TF1387640751

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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