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Church of St Helen and the Holy Cross, Sheriff Hutton

Description: Church of St Helen and the Holy Cross

Grade: I
Date Listed: 25 January 1954
English Heritage Building ID: 329524

OS Grid Reference: SE6574066283
OS Grid Coordinates: 465740, 466283
Latitude/Longitude: 54.0883, -0.9965

Locality: Sheriff Hutton
Local Authority: Ryedale District Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: YO60 6SX

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There is also a scheduled monument, Ringwork and Bailey Immediately South of St Helen and Holy Cross Church, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.

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Listing Text

SE 66 NE SHERIFF HUTTON MAIN STREET
(east end)

3/34 Church of St. Helen and
The holy Cross
25.1.54 (Formerly listed under
Church End)
GV I

Church. C12 nave and lower part of tower, C13 chancel with substantial
rebuilding in C15, C14 aisles, C15 chapels, vestry and upper part of tower,
early C16 clerestory, late C18 porch. Limestone and sandstone rubble and
ashlar, Welsh slate and lead roofs. West tower with porch, 3-bay nave with
aisles clasping tower, 2-bay chancel with chapels to north and south and
vestry to north. West front: porch contains pointed doorway of 3 roll-
moulded orders with headstops. Tower: small round-headed window to left of
porch roof, and blocked central round-headed window. Upper stage has twin
belfry openings on string course to each face, and battlemented parapet with
pinnacles and gargoyles. Aisles: pointed doorways to first bay and 2-light
square-headed windows throughout. Clerestory: 2-light basket-arched
windows. N. chapel: 2-light square-headed window and re-used 3-light window
with Keticulated tracery. S. chapel: two 3-light cusped windows. East end:
5-light window with Perpendicular tracery to chancel flanked by 3-light
re-used windows with Reticulated tracery to chapels. The interior contains
a C14 tower arch, C14 foliate capitals and a single lancet in the north wall
of the chancel. Brass in north-east end of nave to Dorothea and John
Ffenys, dated 1491 and depicting 2 swaddled children. North chapel contains
brass to its benefactor, Thomas Wytham, died 1481. An alabaster tomb with
effigy of a child, generally regarded to represent Edward, Prince of Wales,
son of Richard III, died 1484, but now more convincingly identified as
early/mid C15, possibly Ralph Neville, died c1436. Stone effigy of Sir
Edmund Thweng of Cornborough Manor, died 1344. Probable C15 door into
vestry. C17 altar rail. Box pews, from C17 to C19. Some C14 stained glass
in nortn aisle window. Pevsner "Yorkshire: The North Riding" 1966.
Routh P. and Knowles R. "The Sheriff Hutton Alabaster Reconsidered" 1982.


Listing NGR: SE6574266283

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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