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Church of St Helen

A Grade II* Listed Building in Kirmington, North Lincolnshire

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Latitude: 53.5866 / 53°35'11"N

Longitude: -0.3305 / 0°19'49"W

OS Eastings: 510614

OS Northings: 411296

OS Grid: TA106112

Mapcode National: GBR VV4Z.71

Mapcode Global: WHGGJ.W3TS

Plus Code: 9C5XHMP9+JR

Entry Name: Church of St Helen

Listing Date: 6 November 1967

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1204677

English Heritage Legacy ID: 165930

Location: Kirmington, North Lincolnshire, DN39

County: North Lincolnshire

Civil Parish: Kirmington

Built-Up Area: Kirmington

Traditional County: Lincolnshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lincolnshire

Church of England Parish: Brocklesby Park

Church of England Diocese: Lincoln

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TA 11 SW
(south side)
7/27 Church of Saint Helen
Parish church. C13 tower, early C14 north arcade, later C14 south arcade.
Spire erected 1838. Restorations of 1859-60 by S S Teulon included
partially rebuilding chancel, opening blocked arcades and tower arch and
providing new aisles. Spire restored 1895. Ironstone ashlar tower, much
weathered, remainder in limestone and ironstone with limestone ashlar
dressings. Welsh slate roof; copper-covered wooden spire. West tower, 4-
bay aisled nave and 2-bay chancel with vestry adjoining north side. 3-stage
tower: chamfered plinth, angle buttresses to first 2 stages, stair lighting
slits to south-west corner. Small lancets to first stage, blocked to south;
string course. Clockface to second stage; string course. Twin lancet
belfry openings, string course, weathered angle gargoyles and low parapet.
Wrought-iron parapet railings with plain rails, single top rail and ball
finials to principals. Hexagonal spire with weathercock. North aisle:
plinth, buttresses, sill string-course; pointed 2-light traceried windows.
South aisle: plinth; pointed 3-light traceried windows, pointed moulded
south door. Chancel: pointed chamfered south door, pointed 3-light
traceried north and south windows, pointed 5-light east window with hood-
mould and foliate stops. All windows C19 with geometrical tracery.
Interior. Tall triple-chamfered segmental-pointed tower arch with hood-
mould and plain chamfered jambs. North arcade of pointed double-chamfered
arches with hood-moulds and carved headstops on broad filleted quatrefoil
piers with water-holding bases, circular plinths and moulded capitals with a
remarkable series of carved heads, including bishop, a crowned head and a
signum triciput. South arcade of pointed double-chamfered arches on
octagonal piers with single rings around lower sections, plain moulded
capital, chamfered bases and square plinths. C19 pointed double chamfered
chancel arch with shafted inner order. C19 4-bay nave roof with collar,
king struts and curved wind-braces. Ornate ashlar and marble font dated
1860. The north and south aisles were demolished in 1742 and 1774
respectively, and the roof lowered in 1789. N Pevsner and J Harris, The
Buildings of England : Lincolnshire, 1978, 288-9; drawing by C Nattes, 1795,
Banks Collection, Lincoln City Library. Associated Architectural Societies
Reports and Papers, Vol V, pt 1, 1859, xx; ibid pt 2, 1860, lxxi.

Listing NGR: TA1061411296

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