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Church of St Helen, Theddlethorpe St Helen

Description: Church of St Helen

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 9 March 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 195651

OS Grid Reference: TF4758588815
OS Grid Coordinates: 547585, 388815
Latitude/Longitude: 53.3756, 0.2171

Location: A1031, Theddlethorpe St Helen, Lincolnshire LN12 1NT

Locality: Theddlethorpe St Helen
Local Authority: East Lindsey District Council
County: Lincolnshire
Country: England
Postcode: LN12 1NT

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Listing Text

ST. HELENS (east side)
2/48 Church of St.Helen
Parish church. C14, C15. Chancel and aisles rebuilt 1866 by S.
S. Teulon. Squared greenstone rubble, random mixed rubble,
limestone dressings, slate roofs. C15 western tower, nave with
clerestory, aisles, south porch, chancel and vestry. The 3
stage tower has 2 string courses, battlemented parapets with
plain corner pinnacles and stepped corner buttresses. The
belfry stage has paired trefoil headed lights with quatrefoils,
concave chamfered surrounds and hood mould. The C19 west window
is of 3 lights with cusped heads and panel tracery having concave
surround and moulded hood. Above is a slate faced C19 clock in
moulded square surround. On the north side of the tower is a
stone toilet block. The C19 north aisle has a west window of 2
lights, cusped heads, quatrefoil and hood, in the north wall is a
similar window, a pointed doorway and a 3 light window with ogee
heads and cambered arch. Beyond is a C19 vestry with pointed
doorway and paired lancets to north and east walls. The C14
nave clerestory has 3 paired ogee headed lights with quatrefoils
and concave surrounds, with 4 similar to south. The east chancel
window is of 3 lights with cusped heads and panel tracery. The
south wall has 2 windows with paired cusped lights and panel
tracery. The east window of the south aisle is of 3 trefoil
headed lights with cambered arch. The 2 windows in the south
wall match those on the north side, and beyond the porch is a
further 2 light window and in the west wall a window of 3 lights.
The gabled south porch has a moulded outer arch with pointed
cusped side lights. The semi-circular headed inner doorway is
plainly moulded. Interior. The north arcade of 3 bays, the
south of 4, are C14 with octagonal shafts and responds, moulded
capitals and double chamfered arches. The tall C15 pointed
tower arch has concave moulded responds and carved capitals with
fleurons. The C14 double chamfered chancel arch springs from
C19 carved corbels. In the north aisle is an unusual late C14
carved stone reredos consisting of a recessed central triangular
headed panel with cusping. The cill, jambs and top are all
carved with fleurons and other motifs. Above the centre is a
crocketed gable containing a trefoil, the broken pinnacles of
which bears a crucifix. To either side of the top of the frame
are supporting human head corbels. Smaller human heads and
figures appear in the decoration. In the chancel a C19 vestry
door and ogee headed niche. All fittings including carved
screen are C19 or C20. The font base is also C20, but the bowl
is probably recut C14 work. At the east end of the nave are 2
late C18 marble wall plaques to the memory of the Cracroft
Marshall family.

Listing NGR: TF4758588815

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Source: English Heritage

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