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IoE Number: 334555
Location: CHURCH OF ST HELEN, CHURCH LANE (east side)
Photographer: Ms Janet Tierney LRPS
Date Photographed: 07 August 2004
Date listed: 05 June 1968
Date of last amendment: 05 June 1968
Grade I

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SE50NW MARRCHURCH LANE(east side)5/134Church of St. Helen

SE50NW MARR CHURCH LANE (east side) 5/134 Church of St. Helen 5.6.68 I Church. C12 origin, tower added and rest remodelled C13-early C14, C15 additions of south porch, tower parapet and spire. Rubble limestone, stone slate roofs. West tower, 2-bay nave with south aisle and porch, 2-bay chancel. Tower: chamfered plinth, quoins. Lean-to overlaps embraced north and south sides of lower stage. Offset buttresses flank 2 lancet windows on west side. Paired lancets to southern overlap. Chamfered rectangular slits to 2nd stage. Offset beneath paired, ogee- headed belfry openings with louvres. String course with gargoyles beneath embattled, ashlar parapet with crocketed corner pinnacles. Recessed octagonal spire with weathervane. Nave: Perpendicular south porch with transverse arches to ashlar roof, south door within has moulded, pointed arch. 3-light window on right has cavetto- moulded mullions and Tudor-arched lights, hoodmould with large, lozenge-shaped stops; 2-light window on its right with ogee-headed lights in deeply-chamfered recess. North wall has some herringbone masonry and blocked, square-headed doorway; renewed 3-light window to its east has Decorated tracery. Ashlar chimney and east gable copings with cross. Chancel: lower. Priest's door has 2 lancet windows on left, partly-blocked lancet over. Ogee-headed, single-light window on right with blocked lancet beyond. East window of 3 Tudor-arched lights with simple hoodmould. East gable copings with cross. Interior: double-quadrant moulded tower arch, the inner order on cylindrical responds with moulded capitals. Double-chamfered arches from tower to north and south embrasures. 2-bay south arcade with broad quadrant mould cutting off the corners of square pier, moulded capitals; double-chamfered, pointed arches with damaged figure in north spandrel beneath ogee-headed niche; painted decoration to eastern arch. C19 roof structure. Double-chamfered chancel arch with broach stops. Ogee-headed piscinas in chancel and south aisle. Font: broach stops to square base, shaft with attached columns, octagonal bowl. Good, early pulpit-with corner shafts and initals 'C.B.' above urns with 3 fleur-de-lys. Benefactions board in south aisle and Royal Arms of George II, "1796 T. CURTIS PINXI". Brass in chancel to John Lewis (d.1579) and wife. C17 wall monument to Edward Lewys in the form of a draped Ionic aedicule with arms over.

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