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Description: Church of St Helen
Date Listed: 16 December 1964
English Heritage Building ID: 197057
OS Grid Reference: SK8389082899
OS Grid Coordinates: 483890, 382899
Latitude/Longitude: 53.3364, -0.7416
SK 88 SW GATE BURTON GATE BURTON HALL
DRIVE (west side)
3/10 Church of
16.12.64 St. Helen
Parish church. 1866. Coursed limestone rubble, limestone
ashlar dressings. Slate roofs with stone coped gables and east
finial. West tower, nave, rectangular chancel with north vestry.
Plinth runs round entire church. West front with low 2 stage
clasping buttresses, pointed west doorway of 3 moulded orders,
plank door and hood mould. Round window above containing cusped
quatrefoil. 2 narrow rectangular windows flank clock above.
Bell openings on all 4 sides, each pointed with paired pointed
lights and hood mould. Moulded eaves with 8 projecting
gargoyles, quatrefoiled parapet and 8 ornate pinnacles. North
side of nave with 2 stage buttresses alternating with 3 pointed
windows each with paired pointed cusped lights, cusped oculus
above and hood mould. North side of vestry with 2 pointed cusped
lights, cusped tracery and hood mould. East side with single
cusped lancet with hood mould. North side of chancel with 2
pointed windows divided by 2 stage buttress, each of 2 pointed
cusped lights and cusped tracery and hood mould. East end with
moulded string course with large, pointed, 4 light window with
cusped tracery. South side of chancel with 2 pointed 2 light
windows with cusped tracery and hood moulds, divided by 2 stage
buttresses. South side of nave with 5 two stage buttresses
dividing 4 pointed 2 light windows with cusped tracery of various
designs. Interior tower arch with triple chamfered pointed head
and jambs in one. Nave and chancel with chevron decorated eaves.
Pointed, double chamfered north vestry arch with inner order
supported on corbels and C20 panelled screen set below. Pointed,
double chamfered chancel arch with polygonal jambs and capitals.
C19 roofs. C20 west organ loft with cast iron spiral staircase
to north. C12 drum font with beaded arcading containing large
flower heads and human heads. C19 pews, panelled pulpit, brass
lectern and altar rail. Ornate C19 altar with highly painted
triptych altar piece with 4 standing bishops and saints, with
outer relief panels depicting the Annunciation and Circumcision.
Several C18 and C19 brass plaques to the Hutton family.
Listing NGR: SK8389082899
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Source: English Heritage
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