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Church of St. Helen, Edlington with Wispington

Description: Church of St. Helen

Grade: II
Date Listed: 14 September 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 195199

OS Grid Reference: TF2334671474
OS Grid Coordinates: 523346, 371474
Latitude/Longitude: 53.2260, -0.1538

Location: The Grove, Edlington, Lincolnshire LN9 5RJ

Locality: Edlington with Wispington
Local Authority: East Lindsey District Council
County: Lincolnshire
Country: England
Postcode: LN9 5RJ

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Listing Text

TF 27 SW
4/14 Church of
St. Helen
Parish church. C12, C13, C16, 1860 restoration and rebuilding by
James Fowler of Louth. Squared greenstone rubble, with ashlar
dressings, plain and fish scale tiled roofs. Western tower,
nave, chancel, south aisle and porch. The C16 3 stage tower has
moulded plinth, angled buttresses and C19 belfry stage with
battlemented parapet and west window of 3 lights with double
concave moulded surround and 4 centred arch with moulded head.
To first stage are single rectangular lights and the belfry has
paired lancets with angle shafts. The blocked C13 north arcade
is visible externally with reset late C13 aisle windows in the
blocking, one with intersecting tracery and 2 with quatrefoils.
The chancel has a C19 east window of 3 lights with roundels. The
south wall has 2 C19 lancets and there is a similar window in the
east wall of the south aisle. On the south aisle wall are 2
paired C19 lights and on the south side only a clerestorey
comprising 3 C19 lancets. The west wall of the aisle has a
further single lancet. The gabled south porch has an outer
deeply moulded C19 opening and a smaller inner doorway with
moulded head and labels. Interior. The Romanesque tower arch
has plain reveals and simply chamfered imposts supporting 2
square orders. On the north side the 3 bay C13 arcade, noted
externally, can be seen to have octagonal piers and responds,
moulded capitals and double chamfered arches, having hood moulds
and label stops, one an ammonite. The south arcade also of 3
bays, is with the exception of the octagonal responds entirely of
the 1860 restoration, and even the detail of the eastern respond
cannot be trusted since the fine medieval head seems to have been
reset. The C19 chancel arch has triple engaged shafts to either
side and a moulded arch. Roof and fittings are all C19 except
for 2 C17 chip carved chests in the south aisle, brought here
from Wispington Church in 1974. A further chest is in the nave
at the west end. The square font, which was recut in C19, is
decorated with blank round headed arches, and dated 1599.

Listing NGR: TF2334671474

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Source: English Heritage

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