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Statutory Address:

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East Lindsey (District Authority)
Willoughby with Sloothby
National Grid Reference:
TF 47344 71962



1/62 Church of St. Helen 3.2.67 I

Parish church. Early C14, late C14-early C15, 1846, 1880 by James Fowler of Louth. Squared coursed greenstone rubble, limestone ashlar rubble, red brick patching, slate and lead roofs. Western tower, clerestoried nave, aisles, chancel, south porch. 3 stage tower with bell moulded plinth, 2 moulded chamfered string courses, prapet with octagonal angle finials. Stepped set back buttresses, partly in brick, with "toothache" carving on south west angle. C15 tall 2 light transomed belfry lights with panel tracery, moulded surrounds and shafted reveals. On the south side a single lancet. C14 3 light west window with flowing tracery mouchettes. Above a niche with nodding ogee head containing a figure of a bishop. Above again an ogee headed light and lozenge clock face. The north aisle has lead roof and chamfered eaves cornice. The west window is C15, 3 light and panel traceried, to the north are 5 C14 3 light cusped ogee headed windows in rectangular surrounds and a moulded pointed doorway. C14 clerestorey with 5 paired lights cusped to both sides. Blocked semi-circular headed window to east end. Cl9 3 light chancel east window with panel tracery and moulded surround. South wall has 2 late C14 3 light windows with pointed heads, moulded surrounds having cusped flowing tracery with rectilinear centre panels. The south aisle has single 3 light C15 east and west windows and in the south wall 4 three light windows matching those to the north. Gabled C15 porch with moulddd outer arch and clustered filleted shafted reveals. Continuously hollow moulded pointed inner doorway. Interior. 5 bay C14 nave arcades, octagonal piers and capitals, double chamfered arches. C14 tower arch, double chamfered, dying into the reveals. Chancel arch matches the arcade. Into the north chapel is an early C14 double chamfered arch in the north wall of the chancel with sunk wave shafted reveals. Immediately behind is a probably repositioned C14 double chamfered arch with octagonal responds and capitals. C20 stained glass in chancel commemorating association between Willoughby in America and in the south aisle a window recording the baptism of John Smith, the founder of Virginia in 1580. Fittings. C19 including panelled ashlar pulpit. Decorated deal benches. C15 octagonal font with bell moulded base, plain stem, shields to the sides of the bowl and an angel. In the tower a probably late medieval ladder gives access to the bell chamber.

Listing NGR: TF4734471963


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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: 24 Oct 2001
Reference: IOE01/05890/03
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Brian Harris. Source Historic England Archive
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