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Church of St Helen, Thorganby

Description: Church of St Helen

Grade: I
Date Listed: 17 November 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 326325

OS Grid Reference: SE6896341641
OS Grid Coordinates: 468963, 441641
Latitude/Longitude: 53.8664, -0.9528

Location: Thorganby, North Yorkshire YO19 6DB

Locality: Thorganby
Local Authority: Selby District Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: YO19 6DB

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Listing Text

SE 64 SE
( side)
3/78 Church of Saint Helen


Church. Probable C15 tower with nave and chancel of 1690, with later
additions and alterations including C19 vestry. Magnesian limestone tower,
otherwise pinkish-orange brick with ashlar dressings, plain tile, stone
slate and Welsh slate roofs. 3-stage west tower, 3-bay nave with south
porch, slightly narrower and lower 2-bay chancel with north vestry. Tower:
plinth, first stage has 2-light mullion window and 2 slit windows. Recessed
2nd stage. 3rd stage band. Twin-light, trefoil-headed, bell-openings under
hoodmould. Battlements with pinnacles. Nave: plinth has chamfered ashlar
coping. Quoins. South side: central porch has quoined sides. Round-arched
opening with pilasters, capitals and long keystone. Ashlar coping and
pointed finials to end and apex, that to left missing. Within a chamfered
round-arched opening with plain double doors. Casements with leaded
quarries under round keyed arches on pilasters with moulded sills to north
and south sides. Moulded cornice. Frieze. Moulded eaves band. Ashlar
coping with pointed finials at end. Chancel: quoins, ashlar plinth. South
side: priest's door with similar architrave to south porch but with
herringbone infil. Windows to north and south side as nave. North side has
C19 vestry to first bay. Moulded cornice. Frieze. Moulded eaves band.
Ashlar coping and finial. East end: 3-light pointed window with
Perpendicular tracery with moulded sill and pilasters with capitals to
sides. Interior: double-chamfered, round chancel arch on chamfered piers.
Otherwise plain. Probably late C17 octagonal font with lead lining. Wooden
plaque of 1821 recording benefactors. Victorian coat of arms on painted
wooden plaque.

Listing NGR: SE6896541645

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Source: English Heritage

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