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Church of Saint Helen, Wheldrake

Description: Church of Saint Helen

Grade: I
Date Listed: 7 November 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 326242

OS Grid Reference: SE6827844985
OS Grid Coordinates: 468278, 444985
Latitude/Longitude: 53.8966, -0.9624

Location: 1 Church Lane, Wheldrake, York YO19 6AF

Locality: Wheldrake
County: City of York
Country: England
Postcode: YO19 6AF

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Listing Text

SE 6844-6944
(north side)
Church of Saint Helen
Church. C14 west tower with nave and 5-sided apse of 1779. 'This CHURCH
was / rebuilt, & its TOWER Repair'd / in the Years 1778 & 1779. / Wm WALKER
& THOS. PETCH / Church-Wardens.' on wooden plaque in tower. By John
Simpson, Curate. Magnesian limestone ashlar tower with pinkish-brown brick
nave with red brick and ashlar dressings and Welsh slate roof. 2-stage west
tower. South entrance, continuous 5-bay nave and chancel, north vestry
polygonal apse. Tower: west side, short diagonal buttresses with off-sets
and niche for statue of Blessed Virgin Mary to right. Pointed entrance with
plank door under hoodmould in double-chamfered surround. 3-light window
with intersecting-tracery and quatrefoils to head. lst-stage band. Twin-
light bell-openings to each side with cinquefoil heads. Battlements with
pinnacles. Vestry to north side. Nave and chancel: plinth. South entrance
to first bay, double plank doors with ormamental ironwork hinges under red
gauged brick round arch with ashlar imposts and keystone. Above, an oculus
in red gauged brick surround and with keystone. Otherwise tall, round
arched windows with red gauged brick dressings and ashlar keystone, sills
and impost band. Moulded ashlar eaves band. Ashlar coping. Apse: similar
windows to 3 sides. Continuous impost and eaves band. Separately roofed.
Interior has moulded cornice, and plaster cove to flat ceiling. Panelled
dado. Double-chamfered 4-centred tower arch. C19 fittings. Octagonal font
c.1300. Pevsner, N., Yorkshire, York and The East Riding, 1978, p.369.
Church Papers.

Listing NGR: SE6831745007

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Source: English Heritage

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