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Church of St Helen

A Grade II* Listed Building in Sibbertoft, West Northamptonshire

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Latitude: 52.4386 / 52°26'19"N

Longitude: -0.999 / 0°59'56"W

OS Eastings: 468146

OS Northings: 282768

OS Grid: SP681827

Mapcode National: GBR 9RH.085

Mapcode Global: VHDQY.MYRX

Plus Code: 9C4XC2Q2+FC

Entry Name: Church of St Helen

Listing Date: 2 November 1954

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1228308

English Heritage Legacy ID: 402725

Also known as: St Helen's Church, Sibbertoft

ID on this website: 101228308

Location: St Helen's Church, Sibbertoft, West Northamptonshire, LE16

County: West Northamptonshire

Civil Parish: Sibbertoft

Traditional County: Northamptonshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northamptonshire

Church of England Parish: Sibbertoft St Helen

Church of England Diocese: Peterborough

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Church. C13 and C14. South aisle and porch added and church restored c.1862-63
by Browning. Squared coursed lias and cobble with slate roof laid to diminishing
courses. Aisled nave and chancel and west tower. Chancel: South elevation of
2-window range of 2-light windows with south door between. 3-light east window
has Intersecting tracery. Gabled roof with ashlar parapets and finial. South
aisle of 3-window range of 2-light windows with Plate tracery. Similar 3-light
east window. Lean-to roof with ashlar parapets and kneelers. Porch to far left
has C14 four-centred inner arch and C19 double-chamfered outer arch. Gabled roof
with ashlar parapets and kneelers and finial. North aisle and chapel of 2-window
range of 2- and 3-light Perpendicular windows under 4-centred arches. North door
between windows has 4-centred arch with decorated spandrels. 3-light
Perpendicular east window. Gabled and lean-to roofs with ashlar parapets. One
bay north elevation to west end of nave has late C13 two-light window and
evidence of blocked window at junction of north aisle. Shallow pitched nave roof
has moulded ashlar parapet. West tower, probably C14, of 2 stages with clasping
buttresses at western corners. West door under 4-centred arch has 2-light window
above. 2-light bell chamber openings to each face of second stage. Plain ashlar
parapet above. Interior: C14 double-chamfered chancel arch with octagonal
responds. Nave: South arcade of 4 bays of C19 double-chamfered arches with
circular piers and foliated capitals. The western bay of the arcade is smaller
with a square pier and forms part of integral south porch. North nave arcade of
2 bays of C14 double-chamfered arches with octagonal responds separated by a
section of blank wall. Two C19 openings from the nave into the north chapel, now
a vestry. C14 double-chamfered tower arch. C19 roof structures. C19 stained
glass to all chancel windows, north-aisle north-east window and tower west
window. Monuments; West wall of north aisle to Ambrose Saunders died 1765,
marble tablet with flanking pilasters and open pediment over. C19 decorative
tiled floor, C19 pulpit supported on 7 marble pillars has staircase to rear with
tiled walls. Fragment of rood screen carving now over south chancel door is
decorated with twisted branches and crocketing. Font C19 with marble pillars.
(Buildings of England: Northamptonshire, p.403).

Listing NGR: SP6814682768

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