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Latitude: 51.7004 / 51°42'1"N
Longitude: -1.3249 / 1°19'29"W
OS Eastings: 446752
OS Northings: 200403
OS Grid: SP467004
Mapcode National: GBR 7Y9.7W5
Mapcode Global: VHCXZ.ZJF9
Entry Name: Church of St Helen
Listing Date: 24 June 1987
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1368572
English Heritage Legacy ID: 249809
Location: St. Helen Without, Vale of White Horse, Oxfordshire, OX13
District: Vale of White Horse
Civil Parish: St Helen Without
Traditional County: Berkshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire
Church of England Parish: Dry Sandford
Church of England Diocese: Oxford
ST.HELEN WITHOUT DRY SANDFORD
16/132 Church of St. Helen
Church. 1855, by J.B. Clacy. Coursed and dressed limestone (highly ferruginous
and ruddy coloured) with buff-coloured ashlar dressings. Stone-coped gables to
stone slate roof. Chancel with north vestry, and nave with north chapel. Early
English style. Apsidal east end has hood moulds over 5 trefoil-headed lancets:
2-bay chancel has similar lancets and moulded trefoil-arched south door: vestry,
which has 2-light window, pointed-arched door and 2-light geometrical-style
gable-end window, adjoins short stair turret with broached pyramidal cap.
Bellcote at east end of nave. 5-bay nave has plain lancets (paired in east bay)
divided by offset buttresses: south porch has pointed moulded doors, with
engaged shafts on outer door, and 3-light trefoil-headed side windows. 3-light
stepped lancet west window. All windows have hood moulds with ballflower stops.
Interior: vault in apsidal sanctuary has groins continued as shafts with
ballflower capitals. Double-chamfered sanctuary arch has similar engaged shafts
with ballflower capitals. Chancel: hood moulds over rere-arches with bell
capitals to engaged shafts. Poppyhead bench ends. Oak screen to vestry has
trefoil-headed arches divided by ringed shafts with bell capitals and trefoiled
spandrels. Steps from vestry through trefoil-arched door to pulpit facing nave:
stone canopy above square C13-style richly-carved pulpit with marble corner
shafts. Reader's desk has circular rail of C13-style trefoil-headed arches. Roof
has enamelled text plates.
(Buildings of England: Berkshire, p.130).
Listing NGR: SP4675200403
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