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IoE Number: 332139
Photographer: Mr David H. Brown
Date Photographed: 26 September 2006
Date listed: 31 March 1970
Date of last amendment: 31 March 1970
Grade I

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SE 39 SWAINDERBY STEEPLENORTHALLERTON ROAD(north side)1/2Church of Saint Helen31.3.70

SE 39 SW AINDERBY STEEPLE NORTHALLERTON ROAD (north side) 1/2 Church of Saint Helen 31.3.70 GV I Church. C14, C15 and C19 restoration and additions. Coursed, squared stone and ashlar with graduated slate and lead roofs. West tower, aisled nave with clerestory and south porch, chancel with north vestry. 3-stage tower: C15 clasped by aisles. Diagonal offset buttresses to west end and 3-light cusped arched west window with hood-mould. Small cusped one-light opening above each aisle. Clock faces to west and south. A 2-light arched cusped belfry window with hood-mould to each face. Band. Embattled parapet. Nave: 3 bays with 4-bay aisles. Plinth, offset buttresses. C15 gabled porch has pointed-arch doorway with board door and inner pointed tunnel vault with transverse ribs. Three 2-light cusped Y-tracery windows with hood-moulds. Stone band with plain parapet above. Clerestory has 3 flat- arched 2-light windows with hood-moulds. Moulded coping. North aisle: offset buttresses. Three 2-light cusped ogee-headed windows; similar 1- light opening to bay 2. Chancel: lower, 3 bays. Plinth offset buttresses. Outer bays have C19 Decorated-style 2-light pointed-arched cusped windows with hood-moulds. Central bay has pointed-arched priest's doorway with board door and hood-mould. Plain parapet, stone coping. C19 east window of 5 cusped lights with Decorated-style tracery and hood-mould. Small offset buttress below the window. Gabled north vestry is C19. Interior: C14 3-bay arcades, south arcade having octagonal piers with nailhead motif, pointed arches; north arcade having octagonal piers with round abaci. Chancel arch similar to south arcade. Chancel: canopied decorated sedilia, small decorated piscina and canopied niches flanking east window. Carved octagonal font of 1662. Benches near the west end of the nave have small panels of Jacobean decoration.

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