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Church of St Mary Magdelene, Helmsley

Description: Church of St Mary Magdelene

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 18 March 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 328288

OS Grid Reference: SE6096890347
OS Grid Coordinates: 460968, 490347
Latitude/Longitude: 54.3051, -1.0645

Location: Helmsley, North Yorkshire YO62 5HJ

Locality: Helmsley
Local Authority: Ryedale District Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: YO62 5HJ

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Listing Text

In the entry for the following:-

SE69SW HELMSLEY

2/62 EAST MOORS

04/01/55 Church of St Mary
Magdelene

II

The Grade shall be amended to read II * (star), and the address and description shall be
amended as follows :-

SE69SW HELMSLEY

336-0/2/62 EAST MOORS

04/01/55 Church of St Mary
Magdelene

GV II*

Church. 1882. By Temple Moore. Dressed sandstone, lead roof to south aisle, Westmorland
slate roof to nave. In Gothic Revival style. Single cell nave and chancel with lean-to south
aisle incorporating slightly projecting south door. West end: clasping buttresses at corners
with central pilaster buttress containing 2-light trefoil-headed window with quatrefoil
tracery. Bellcote above has 2 Tudor-arched bell-openings surmounted by pinnacle with
lucarnes and crockets. South wall of nave; small single light trefoil-headed window to left
of door. South door: board door beneath pointed arch with hoodmould and label-stops,
projecting slightly from line of south aisle. 2 square-headed 2-light cusped aisle windows to
right. Square-headed 2-light cusped window to chancel. Traceried 3-light pointed east
window. Roof of south aisle of very shallow pitch with gable coping. Steeply-pitched roof
to nave and chancel, with gable coping. Pevsner, Yorkshire: the North Riding, 1966.
Interior. Nave and chancel under a single painted wagon roof. Single south aisle, with pillars
to the nave, and a painted roof. Very simple fittings including a font, wooden pews and
reading desk, carved and painted wooden reredos and iron light fittings.
History; recent research suggests that this was one of the last buildings designed by Sir
George Gilbert Scott Jnr, and that the construction was supervised by Temple Moor who
had been Scott's pupil, but who by this time had set up in practice on his own.

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SE 69 SW HELMSLEY EAST MOORS

2/62 Church of St Mary
Magdelene
(Formerly listed under
4.1.55 CIVIL PARISH OF
II HELMSLEY)

Church. 1882. By Temple Moore. Dressed sandstone, lead roof to south
aisle, Westmorland slate roof to nave. In Gothic Revival style. Single
cell nave and chancel with lean-to south aisle incorporating slightly
projecting south door. West end: clasping buttresses at corners with
central pilaster buttress containing 2-light trefoil-headed window with
quatrefoil tracery. Bellcote above has 2 Tudor-arched bell-openings
surmounted by pinnacle with lucarnes and crockets. South wall of nave:
small single-light trefoil-headed window to left of door. South door:
board door beneath pointed arch with hoodmould and label-stops,
projecting slightly from line of south aisle. 2 square-headed 2-light
cusped aisle windows to right. Square-headed 2-light cusped window to
chancel. Traceried 3-light pointed east window. Roof of south aisle of
very shallow pitch with gable coping. Steeply-pitched roof to nave and
chancel, with gable coping. Pevsner, Yorkshire: the North Riding, 1966.


Listing NGR: SE6096890347

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Source: English Heritage

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