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Description: Church of St Helen
Date Listed: 3 February 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 196017
OS Grid Reference: TF5062773739
OS Grid Coordinates: 550627, 373739
Latitude/Longitude: 53.2393, 0.2556
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TF 57 SW CUMBERWORTH MAIN STREET
2/16 Church of
Parish church, now closed. C13, C14, C15, 1838 rebuilding.
Squared greenstone and limestone rubble, red brick patching and
overbuilding, and render, slate roofs, lead covered turret and
spire. Nave with western bellcote turret and spire, chancel,
vestry. The 3 light west window has C19 tracery in C14 surround.
Octagonal lead covered bell turret with pointed gabled louvred
openings and short spire. The north side is rendered and has 2
three light reticulated traceried windows with hood moulds. C19
vestry with planked door and 3 light window. The east window is
of 3 lights with Cl9 reticulated tracery and hood. In the south
wall of the chancel a pointed priest's doorway possibly C13 and a
Cl9 3 light window set at high level. The south wall of the nave
has 2 three light windows with Cl9 reticulated tracery and hoods,
in original chamfered openings. C14 continuously moulded
pointed doorway and hood mould with human head stops. Interior.
Cl9 double chamfered chancel arch, and pointed niche in south
wall. C19 Minton tiles to chancel floor. Fittings are Cl9
except for the fine octagonal font with shields in cusped panels
and Symbols of the Passion, plain octagonal stem, base with
rounded stop chamfers. The nave central aisle floor consists of
4 worn low relief effigies and margin inscriptions.
Listing NGR: TF5062773739
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Source: English Heritage
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