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Church of Saint Helen

A Grade I Listed Building in Barnoldby le Beck, North East Lincolnshire

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Latitude: 53.512 / 53°30'43"N

Longitude: -0.1383 / 0°8'17"W

OS Eastings: 523551

OS Northings: 403311

OS Grid: TA235033

Mapcode National: GBR WWGT.VS

Mapcode Global: WHHHY.VZBJ

Plus Code: 9C5XGV66+QM

Entry Name: Church of Saint Helen

Listing Date: 4 January 1967

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1103486

English Heritage Legacy ID: 164373

Location: Barnoldby Le Beck, North East Lincolnshire, DN37

County: North East Lincolnshire

Civil Parish: Barnoldby le Beck

Built-Up Area: Barnoldby le Beck

Traditional County: Lincolnshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lincolnshire

Church of England Parish: Barnoldby-le-Beck St Helen

Church of England Diocese: Lincoln

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Church of Saint Helen


Parish church. Late C13 south door; C13-C14 arcades, aisles and tower; C14-
C15 nave clerestory and tower parapet. Re-roofed and chancel rebuilt 1839.
Restorations of 1892 by Ewan Christian included re-flooring and re-seating
nave and aisles, re-roofing south aisle and repairing windows. Tower and
porch rebuilt 1901-2 by C Hodgson Fowler of Durham. Ironstone rubble and
squared blocks, chalk rubble, flint and cobbles; limestone ashlar dressings,
facing to nave clerestory and tower parapet; sandstone re-facing to tower,
rendering to north aisle. West tower, 4-bay nave with 3-bay aisles and
south porch, 2 bay chancel. 2-stage tower: angle buttresses, restored
pointed 2-light traceried west window, C20 single trefoiled light north
window. 2-light traceried belfry openings (restored to north and west) with
bold hoodmoulds and headstops; string course, angle gargoyles and coped
embattled parapet with crocketed angle pinnacles. South aisle: shallow
buttresses, pointed 2-light traceried windows with encircled quatrefoils,
pointed 3-light east window with intersecting tracery and hoodmould; string
course, coped parapet and crocketed angle pinnacles. North aisle: chamfered
plinth, buttresses; pointed chamfered door with hoodmould and rustic
headstops, pointed 2-light window with curvilinear tracery, square-headed 2-
light trefoiled window, C15 triangular-headed 3-light trefoiled window with
hoodmould, pointed 3-light traceried east window, triangular-headed 3-light
mullioned window, crocketed angle pinnacles. Nave clerestory: triangular-
headed 3 light trefoiled windows with hoodmoulds; string-course, parapet and
crocketed angle pinnacles. Chancel: buttresses at angles and between bays,
those to south-east with carved grotesques; pointed 2-light south window
with restored Y-tracery, hoodmould and foliate stops, north lancet, pointed
3-light Y-traceried east window with hoodmould and foliate stops. Porch:
chamfered plinth, angle buttresses, round-headed outer arch with mouldings
dying into jambs, coped gable with re-set medieval grotesque. Round-headed
inner arch with plain moulded imposts and hoodmould. Interior. Arcades: 3
late C13 bays, extended to east in later C13 - early C14. Pointed double-
chamfered arches, with carved head corbels to south. Keeled quartrefoil
north piers with circular abaci and similar inserted pier with quatrefoil
abacus. Filleted quatrefoil south piers, one with nailhead moulded abacus,
and inserted plain quatrefoil pier. Moulded capitals and bases throughout,
more ornate to inserted piers. C14 pointed moulded tower arch of 2 orders
with hoodmould and headstops; line of former nave gable above. Pointed
double-chamfered chancel arch with inner order dying into jambs. Pointed
piscina to south side of chancel with mutilated bowl. North aisle lean-to
roof has moulded tie-beams and butt-purlins with C16 and later carved
bosses, one dated 1839; similar bosses re-set on C19 pulpit and on C19 nave
and chancel roofs. Worn re-used medieval grave slab at west end of north
aisle with indent for small brass of 2 figures. Former Cll - C12 circular
font bowl in south aisle. Present font has C13 circular bowl with
intersecting arches on later cylindrical column base. C14 stained glass to
top section of pointed north aisle window, and to south aisle east window,
including crucifixus and figure of St Mary. N Pevsner and J Harris, The
Buildings of England: Lincolnshire, 1978, pp 178-9; M J Critchlow, The
Barnoldby Booklet, 1985, pp 46-50.

Listing NGR: TA2355503311

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