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Church of St Helen, Little Cawthorpe

Description: Church of St Helen

Grade: II
Date Listed: 9 March 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 195907

OS Grid Reference: TF3569883746
OS Grid Coordinates: 535698, 383746
Latitude/Longitude: 53.3332, 0.0364

Location: Top Road, Little Cawthorpe, Lincolnshire LN11 8NB

Locality: Little Cawthorpe
Local Authority: East Lindsey District Council
County: Lincolnshire
Country: England
Postcode: LN11 8NB

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Listing Text

TF 38 SE (east side)

5/23 Church of
9.3.67 St. Helen


Parish church. 1860 by R J Withers. Red brick with burnt header
decoration, limestone ashlar dressing, some green sandstone
rubble blocks and some marble. Slate roofs with decorative red
ridge tiles; overhanging eaves; wrought iron finials; tall
vestry chimney to north and square slate hung bellcote towards
west end with narrow wooden bell stage with star shaped openings
and broached spirelet with weathervane. Nave with bellcote and
south porch, chancel with north vestry. Plinth with bands of
sandstone and burnt headers. Plain bands of headers and broader,
more ornate bands of headers run round church. West end with
large pointed window with 2 pointed ashlar dressed lights with
cusping and quatrefoil. North side of nave with a pair of cusped
ashlar dressed lancets to east. Lean-to vestry beyond with north
doorway with short straight head flanked by broad re-entrant
curves, and plank door. Small pointed window to right with
ashlar dressed cusping. East end of vestry with a pointed window
with 2 pointed, ashlar dressed lights and plate quatrefoil.
Large pointed east window with 3 pointed lights and complex
ashlar tracery. Foundation stone, dated 1860, below. South side
of chancel with single pointed window with 2 ashlar dressed,
cusped lights with cusped oculus above. South side of nave with
pair of ashlar dressed lancets with cusping. Gabled porch to
west with pointed doorway with 2 low wooden gates. Inner pointed
doorway with plank doors. All the windows and doors have pointed
heads articulated by burnt header decoration. Church interior
with tall, broad chancel arch with pointed head of 2 orders with
ashlar decoration with red diamond shaped tiles inset. Responds
with single, free standing marble shafts with ornate capitals and
shaft rings. 3 sharply pointed openings in north wall of
chancel, that to the east reaching to the floor and giving access
to vestry. Plain, broad sedilia in south wall with segmental
head. Ashlar string course runs round east end. Altar with
ornate reredos of encaustic tiles. East window with nook shafts,
ornate capitals and shaft rings. C19 altar rail, choir stalls,
pews, octagonal font, polygonal pulpit and wagon roofs. Monument
under west window to Eysimachus Parker, died 1860, with flanking
squat marble shafts with ornate capitals and shaft rings, deepset
bands of ball flower, dentillations and flower heads.

Listing NGR: TF3569883746

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Source: English Heritage

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