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Church of St Helen

A Grade II Listed Building in Town Centre, St. Helens

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.4516 / 53°27'5"N

Longitude: -2.7349 / 2°44'5"W

OS Eastings: 351289

OS Northings: 395238

OS Grid: SJ512952

Mapcode National: GBR 9XBJ.PD

Mapcode Global: WH874.YHTR

Entry Name: Church of St Helen

Listing Date: 11 September 1951

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1199141

English Heritage Legacy ID: 216360

Location: St. Helens, WA10

County: St. Helens

Electoral Ward/Division: Town Centre

Built-Up Area: St Helens

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Merseyside

Church of England Parish: St Helens St Helen

Church of England Diocese: Liverpool

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Listing Text

SJ 59 NW ST. HELENS CHURCH STREET
(south side)

4/70 Church of
Saint Helen
11.9.51
- II


Church. 1916-26. W.D. Caroe. Brick with stone dressings,
slate roof. Single vessel nave and chancel,aisles under
lean-to roofs, north east tower and chapel, south vestry.
West end has narthex and flanking turrets; 4 pointed
entrances in segmental headed architraves, quatrefoil
panelling above. Flying buttresses support nave, which has
5-light window with Perpendicular tracery. Low passages
with windows of 3 ogee-headed lights connect with square
embattled turrets with 2-light windows. Aisles have canted
buttresses and 3-light Perpendicular windows, clerestory
also has 3-light windows. Chancel has slightly canted east
end with 2;3;2-light windows with transoms. Tower has
diagonal buttresses and smaller side buttresses. Segmental
arches support gallery below paired 2-light straight-headed
bell openings. Plain parapet and square south east stair
turret. North face has 4-light window cut by buttress, base
of tower forms west bay of chapel, east bay has 4-light east
window. To west of tower, a gabled porch and transept.
Interior: 5-bay arcades with 4-centred arches has taller
blind arcades enclosing clerestory windows. Aisles have
elliptical-arched arcades to passages. West end has arches
to narthex passages and open octofoils to turrets.
Octagonal font with Classical font cover. Chancel has good
woodwork: choir stalls, reredos and parclose screens
designed by Caroe. Organ loft in tower and 2-bay minstrels'
gallery to south. The church shows imaginative use of brick
work; the tower is an important local landmark.


Listing NGR: SJ5128995238

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