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Church of St Helen, Elkington

Description: Church of St Helen

Grade: II
Date Listed: 9 March 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 195287

OS Grid Reference: TF2858890424
OS Grid Coordinates: 528588, 390424
Latitude/Longitude: 53.3950, -0.0676

Location: N Elkington Lane, Elkington, Lincolnshire LN11 0SF

Locality: Elkington
Local Authority: East Lindsey District Council
County: Lincolnshire
Country: England
Postcode: LN11 0SF

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Listing Text

TF 29 SE
3/35 Church of
St. Helen

Parish church, now closed. 1851-2 by S. S. Teulon in Early
English style. Squared limestone rubble, stone coped slate
roofs. Nave with western bellcote, chancel, vestry, south porch.
Nave and chancel are undifferentiated externally. At the west
end are 2 tall lancets with above a vesica. The gabled single
belfry has a scalloped arch and narrow angle shafts and is
surmounted by a cross fleury. On the north side of the nave are
2 lancets and a vestry with small paired lancets to the east
wall. The chancel east wall has 3 stepped lancets under a
continuous hood mould. In the chancel south wall are 2 small
lancets. The nave south wall has 2 lancets, one to each side of
the porch and a paired lancet with trefoil over. The gabled
south porch has a deeply moulded outer arch with angle shafts and
hood mould having floriate label stops. The inner doorway has a
continuously chamfered pointed reveal and the door has decorative
ironwork. Built into both side walls of the porch are C13 coffin
lid fragments, that on the west side being a particularly ornate
cross fleury. Interior. Retains all C19 stained glass. Nave
and chancel are structurally undivided but there is a low
cancellum screen with central steps to higher sanctuary. The
roofs are arch braced supported by carved corbels, those to the
sanctuary having tail terminals. The rear arches of the eastern
windows have collared shafts, annular capitals and moulded heads
with dog toothing. In the north wall is a pulpit modelled on C13
original at Tupholme Abbey. A trefoil headed moulded arched door
leads to the vestry, and a turning to the left leads to the
canted pulpit in the thickness of the wall, which also has a
moulded trefoil arch over. The 2 openings are divided by a wall
shaft with annular capital and base with tail terminal. All
fittings are C19 apart from the C14 font, plain octagonal bowl
and moulded base with C19 moulded shaft.

Listing NGR: TF2858890424

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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