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East Lindsey (District Authority)
Edlington with Wispington
National Grid Reference:
TF 23346 71474


EDLINGTON MAIN STREET TF 27 SW 4/14 Church of St. Helen 14-9-66 II Parish church. C12, C13, C16, 1860 restoration and rebuilding by James Fowler of Louth. Squared greenstone rubble, with ashlar dressings, plain and fish scale tiled roofs. Western tower, nave, chancel, south aisle and porch. The C16 3 stage tower has moulded plinth, angled buttresses and C19 belfry stage with battlemented parapet and west window of 3 lights with double concave moulded surround and 4 centred arch with moulded head. To first stage are single rectangular lights and the belfry has paired lancets with angle shafts. The blocked C13 north arcade is visible externally with reset late C13 aisle windows in the blocking, one with intersecting tracery and 2 with quatrefoils. The chancel has a C19 east window of 3 lights with roundels. The south wall has 2 C19 lancets and there is a similar window in the east wall of the south aisle. On the south aisle wall are 2 paired C19 lights and on the south side only a clerestorey comprising 3 C19 lancets. The west wall of the aisle has a further single lancet. The gabled south porch has an outer deeply moulded C19 opening and a smaller inner doorway with moulded head and labels. Interior. The Romanesque tower arch has plain reveals and simply chamfered imposts supporting 2 square orders. On the north side the 3 bay C13 arcade, noted externally, can be seen to have octagonal piers and responds, moulded capitals and double chamfered arches, having hood moulds and label stops, one an ammonite. The south arcade also of 3 bays, is with the exception of the octagonal responds entirely of the 1860 restoration, and even the detail of the eastern respond cannot be trusted since the fine medieval head seems to have been reset. The C19 chancel arch has triple engaged shafts to either side and a moulded arch. Roof and fittings are all C19 except for 2 C17 chip carved chests in the south aisle, brought here from Wispington Church in 1974. A further chest is in the nave at the west end. The square font, which was recut in C19, is decorated with blank round headed arches, and dated 1599.

Listing NGR: TF2334671474


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This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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Date: 27 Dec 2001
Reference: IOE01/06264/04
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Edward Jones. Source Historic England Archive
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