Description: Church Lychgate
Date Listed: 18 January 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 327436
OS Grid Reference: SE9645283366
OS Grid Coordinates: 496452, 483366
Latitude/Longitude: 54.2369, -0.5216
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SE 9683 WYKEHAM A 170
14/116 Church Lychgate
Tower of the former St Helen's Chapel of Ease; now lychgate and bell tower.
C14; restored in 1853-54, when the spire was added by William Butterfield.
Sandstone rubble with restoration, including buttresses, in sandstone
ashlar; stone flag spire and slate roof to staircase extension. 3-stage
tower with offset diagonal buttresses and single-stage staircase extension
to north. Lowest stage pierced on both sides by a double-chamfered pointed
arch on chamfered responds, with bar stops to the west and broach stops to
the east. Single rectangular light to second stage, and 2-light louvred
bell openings with trefoil tracery beneath pointed head-stopped hood-mould
to third stage. Chamfered string courses to second and third stages.
Octagonal broach spire with lucarnes and weather-vane. Pent roof to
staircase extension. N Pevsner, The Buildings of England: Yorkshire, The
North Riding, 1966; p 404.
Listing NGR: SE9645283366
Source: English Heritage
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