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Church of St Helen, Gayton Le Wold

Description: Church of St Helen

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 9 March 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 195276

OS Grid Reference: TF2299284876
OS Grid Coordinates: 522992, 384876
Latitude/Longitude: 53.3465, -0.1539

Location: Gayton Le Wold, Lincolnshire LN11 9RA

Locality: Gayton Le Wold
Local Authority: East Lindsey District Council
County: Lincolnshire
Country: England
Postcode: LN11 9RA

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Listing Text

TF 28 SW
9/24 Church of
St. Helen

Parish church. 1847 by W. A. Nicholson of Lincoln in a fanciful
Gothic style. Lined stucco, ashlar dressings, slate roofs.
Western tower, nave and chancel. The 2 stage tower has octagonal
belfry and spire. The tower has moulded plinth, gabled, stepped,
set back buttresses terminating in an embattled and 8 pinnacled
parapet. The belfry has 8 trefoil headed lights separated by
narrow buttresses. Above is a further embattled and 8 pinnacled
parapet with a short recessed panelled and ribbed spire. In the
south and north walls to upper stage of tower are single lancets.
The west door has traceried panels and is set in a continuous
deeply concave moulded surround. Above is a quatrefoil light in
a circular moulded frame. The side walls to the nave have set
back and mid wall buttresses gabled and decorated with grotesque
heads. There is a parapet with trefoil piercing surmounted by
angle and mid wall pinnacles. To both sides are 2 pairs of
trefoil headed windows. The chancel has a parapet with pierced
zigzag motif filled with trilobes. The east window is of 3
cusped headed lights with panel tracery. All windows have
concave moulded hoods and portrait human head label stops.
Interior. The pointed tower and chancel arches have angle
shafts, moulded heads and hoods and floriate label stops. Rear
arches to windows are all hooded with floriate stops. The east
window has C19 stained glass with a reused centre piece of The
Deposition. The ceilings are in timber ribbed panels with
plaster bosses. All fittings are C19 and C20 including handsome
poppy head benches, panelled pulpit and the small salt glazed
stoneware Gothic style font inscribed St. Mary Mag. Oxon. This
stands on a C20 base which matches the unfortunate altar. The
Church stands in Biscathorpe Park beside the site of the deserted
medieval village.

Listing NGR: TF2299284876

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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