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Church of St Helen

A Grade II* Listed Building in Waddington, Lancashire

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Latitude: 53.8899 / 53°53'23"N

Longitude: -2.4143 / 2°24'51"W

OS Eastings: 372866

OS Northings: 443822

OS Grid: SD728438

Mapcode National: GBR CRLG.3B

Mapcode Global: WH969.WHH9

Plus Code: 9C5VVHQP+W7

Entry Name: Church of St Helen

Listing Date: 16 November 1954

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1163679

English Heritage Legacy ID: 183300

Location: Waddington, Ribble Valley, Lancashire, BB7

County: Lancashire

District: Ribble Valley

Civil Parish: Waddington

Built-Up Area: Waddington

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire

Church of England Parish: Waddington St Helen

Church of England Diocese: Blackburn

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This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 09/05/2018

SD 74 SW

Edisford Road
Church of St. Helen

(Formerly listed as Church of St. Helen, WADDINGTON)


Church, c.1500 with nave and chancel rebuilt 1894. Squared sandstone with stone slate roof. Comprises a west tower, nave with clerestory, lower chancel, north and south aisles with short transepts, and a south porch.

The three-stage tower has angle buttresses, an embattled parapet with string course, gargoyles and corner pinnacles, and bell openings with pointed heads and hoods and two cusped lights with panel tracery above. The west wall has a window of three cusped lights with panel tracery. The west door is deeply chamfered with pointed head and hood. The north-west buttress has a worn carved crucifux and arms of the Tempest family. The aisle and clerestory windows have flat heads and cusped lights. The east window is of five cusped lights under a Tudor-arched head and hood. The east and west windows of the south aisle are probably C16 and are of three lights, the inner light have a segmental head and the outer lights being pointed. The aisles have battlements. The inner porch door is reconstructed, with a cavetto moulding and two-centred head.

Interior; the five-bay arcade has pointed arches of two chamfered orders on octagonal piers. Above the tall pointed tower arch can be seen the roof line of an earlier church. Above the inner arch of the west door are re-set nine carved heads, some worn. The north wall of the chancel has a chamfered doorway with segmental head. On the south side is a C17 wall monument to Christopher Wilkinson.

Open timber roofs, the nave roof having bolted king posts rising through arch braced collars. The wind braces have carved decoration. The early C16 octagonal sandstone font has a base with decorative motifs and a bowl with shields carved with the instruments of the Passion.

Listing NGR: SD7286643822

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