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Church of St Helen

A Grade II Listed Building in Elkington, Lincolnshire

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Latitude: 53.395 / 53°23'41"N

Longitude: -0.0676 / 0°4'3"W

OS Eastings: 528588

OS Northings: 390424

OS Grid: TF285904

Mapcode National: GBR WYZ5.4Q

Mapcode Global: WHHJK.XXYP

Plus Code: 9C5X9WVJ+XW

Entry Name: Church of St Helen

Listing Date: 9 March 1967

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1307131

English Heritage Legacy ID: 195287

Location: Elkington, East Lindsey, Lincolnshire, LN11

County: Lincolnshire

Civil Parish: Elkington

Traditional County: Lincolnshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lincolnshire

Church of England Parish: Louth

Church of England Diocese: Lincoln

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TF 29 SE
3/35 Church of
St. Helen

Parish church, now closed. 1851-2 by S. S. Teulon in Early
English style. Squared limestone rubble, stone coped slate
roofs. Nave with western bellcote, chancel, vestry, south porch.
Nave and chancel are undifferentiated externally. At the west
end are 2 tall lancets with above a vesica. The gabled single
belfry has a scalloped arch and narrow angle shafts and is
surmounted by a cross fleury. On the north side of the nave are
2 lancets and a vestry with small paired lancets to the east
wall. The chancel east wall has 3 stepped lancets under a
continuous hood mould. In the chancel south wall are 2 small
lancets. The nave south wall has 2 lancets, one to each side of
the porch and a paired lancet with trefoil over. The gabled
south porch has a deeply moulded outer arch with angle shafts and
hood mould having floriate label stops. The inner doorway has a
continuously chamfered pointed reveal and the door has decorative
ironwork. Built into both side walls of the porch are C13 coffin
lid fragments, that on the west side being a particularly ornate
cross fleury. Interior. Retains all C19 stained glass. Nave
and chancel are structurally undivided but there is a low
cancellum screen with central steps to higher sanctuary. The
roofs are arch braced supported by carved corbels, those to the
sanctuary having tail terminals. The rear arches of the eastern
windows have collared shafts, annular capitals and moulded heads
with dog toothing. In the north wall is a pulpit modelled on C13
original at Tupholme Abbey. A trefoil headed moulded arched door
leads to the vestry, and a turning to the left leads to the
canted pulpit in the thickness of the wall, which also has a
moulded trefoil arch over. The 2 openings are divided by a wall
shaft with annular capital and base with tail terminal. All
fittings are C19 apart from the C14 font, plain octagonal bowl
and moulded base with C19 moulded shaft.

Listing NGR: TF2858890424

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