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Church of St Helen, Willoughby with Sloothby

Description: Church of St Helen

Grade: I
Date Listed: 3 February 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 196063

OS Grid Reference: TF4734471962
OS Grid Coordinates: 547344, 371962
Latitude/Longitude: 53.2243, 0.2056

Location: Church Lane, Willoughby, Lincolnshire LN13 9SX

Locality: Willoughby with Sloothby
Local Authority: East Lindsey District Council
County: Lincolnshire
Country: England
Postcode: LN13 9SX

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Listing Text

SLOOTHBY (east side)

1/62 Church of
St. Helen

Parish church. Early C14, late C14-early C15, 1846, 1880 by
James Fowler of Louth. Squared coursed greenstone rubble,
limestone ashlar rubble, red brick patching, slate and lead
roofs. Western tower, clerestoried nave, aisles, chancel, south
porch. 3 stage tower with bell moulded plinth, 2 moulded
chamfered string courses, prapet with octagonal angle finials.
Stepped set back buttresses, partly in brick, with "toothache"
carving on south west angle. C15 tall 2 light transomed belfry
lights with panel tracery, moulded surrounds and shafted reveals.
On the south side a single lancet. C14 3 light west window with
flowing tracery mouchettes. Above a niche with nodding ogee head
containing a figure of a bishop. Above again an ogee headed
light and lozenge clock face. The north aisle has lead roof and
chamfered eaves cornice. The west window is C15, 3 light and
panel traceried, to the north are 5 C14 3 light cusped ogee
headed windows in rectangular surrounds and a moulded pointed
doorway. C14 clerestorey with 5 paired lights cusped to both
sides. Blocked semi-circular headed window to east end. Cl9 3
light chancel east window with panel tracery and moulded
surround. South wall has 2 late C14 3 light windows with pointed
heads, moulded surrounds having cusped flowing tracery with
rectilinear centre panels. The south aisle has single 3 light
C15 east and west windows and in the south wall 4 three light
windows matching those to the north. Gabled C15 porch with
moulddd outer arch and clustered filleted shafted reveals.
Continuously hollow moulded pointed inner doorway. Interior. 5
bay C14 nave arcades, octagonal piers and capitals, double
chamfered arches. C14 tower arch, double chamfered, dying into
the reveals. Chancel arch matches the arcade. Into the north
chapel is an early C14 double chamfered arch in the north wall of
the chancel with sunk wave shafted reveals. Immediately behind
is a probably repositioned C14 double chamfered arch with
octagonal responds and capitals. C20 stained glass in chancel
commemorating association between Willoughby in America and in
the south aisle a window recording the baptism of John Smith, the
founder of Virginia in 1580. Fittings. C19 including panelled
ashlar pulpit. Decorated deal benches. C15 octagonal font with
bell moulded base, plain stem, shields to the sides of the bowl
and an angel. In the tower a probably late medieval ladder gives
access to the bell chamber.

Listing NGR: TF4734471963

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Source: English Heritage

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