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Church of St Helen and the Holy Cross

A Grade I Listed Building in Sheriff Hutton, North Yorkshire

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Latitude: 54.0883 / 54°5'17"N

Longitude: -0.9965 / 0°59'47"W

OS Eastings: 465740

OS Northings: 466284

OS Grid: SE657662

Mapcode National: GBR PPH5.26

Mapcode Global: WHFBK.NHPQ

Plus Code: 9C6X32Q3+8C

Entry Name: Church of St Helen and the Holy Cross

Listing Date: 25 January 1954

Last Amended: 15 July 1985

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1149591

English Heritage Legacy ID: 329524

ID on this website: 101149591

Location: St Helen's Church, Sheriff Hutton, North Yorkshire, YO60

County: North Yorkshire

District: Ryedale

Civil Parish: Sheriff Hutton

Built-Up Area: Sheriff Hutton

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Sheriff Hutton St Helen and the Holy Cross

Church of England Diocese: York

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(east end)

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

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

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