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Church of Saint Helen

A Grade I Listed Building in Wheldrake, York

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Latitude: 53.8966 / 53°53'47"N

Longitude: -0.9624 / 0°57'44"W

OS Eastings: 468278

OS Northings: 444985

OS Grid: SE682449

Mapcode National: GBR PRQC.FY

Mapcode Global: WHFCK.5BY5

Entry Name: Church of Saint Helen

Listing Date: 7 November 1966

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1148480

English Heritage Legacy ID: 326242

Location: Wheldrake, York, YO19

County: York

Civil Parish: Wheldrake

Built-Up Area: Wheldrake

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Wheldrake St Helen

Church of England Diocese: York

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Listing Text

SE 6844-6944
(north side)
Church of Saint Helen
Church. C14 west tower with nave and 5-sided apse of 1779. 'This CHURCH
was / rebuilt, & its TOWER Repair'd / in the Years 1778 & 1779. / Wm WALKER
& THOS. PETCH / Church-Wardens.' on wooden plaque in tower. By John
Simpson, Curate. Magnesian limestone ashlar tower with pinkish-brown brick
nave with red brick and ashlar dressings and Welsh slate roof. 2-stage west
tower. South entrance, continuous 5-bay nave and chancel, north vestry
polygonal apse. Tower: west side, short diagonal buttresses with off-sets
and niche for statue of Blessed Virgin Mary to right. Pointed entrance with
plank door under hoodmould in double-chamfered surround. 3-light window
with intersecting-tracery and quatrefoils to head. lst-stage band. Twin-
light bell-openings to each side with cinquefoil heads. Battlements with
pinnacles. Vestry to north side. Nave and chancel: plinth. South entrance
to first bay, double plank doors with ormamental ironwork hinges under red
gauged brick round arch with ashlar imposts and keystone. Above, an oculus
in red gauged brick surround and with keystone. Otherwise tall, round
arched windows with red gauged brick dressings and ashlar keystone, sills
and impost band. Moulded ashlar eaves band. Ashlar coping. Apse: similar
windows to 3 sides. Continuous impost and eaves band. Separately roofed.
Interior has moulded cornice, and plaster cove to flat ceiling. Panelled
dado. Double-chamfered 4-centred tower arch. C19 fittings. Octagonal font
c.1300. Pevsner, N., Yorkshire, York and The East Riding, 1978, p.369.
Church Papers.

Listing NGR: SE6831745007

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