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North East Lincolnshire (Unitary Authority)
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TA 25467 01813



TA 20 SE BRIGSLEY CHURCH LANE (east side) 7/16 4.1.67 Church of Saint Helen

GV II* Parish church. C11 tower with C14 - C15 windows and parapet, C13 blocked nave arcades, C14 - C15 clerestory, early C14 chancel. Alterations of 1796 included removal of aisles, inserting west door and refitting interior. C19 - C20 restorations, including chancel in 1961, repairs to chancel arch.1985. Tower: ironstone rubble and squared blocks, bands of cobbles, limestone and chalk to upper section of first stage; limestone ashlar dressings, facing to second stage and parapet. Nave: squared ironstone, ironstone and limestone ashlar, cement rendered to lower sections; brick blocking to south, brick to east gable. Chancel: squared ironstone and limestone to east side and lower sections of north and south sides, with squared chalk above. Slate roof to nave, pantiles to chancel. West tower with west entrance, nave with blocked 3-bay south arcade and blocked 2-bay north arcade, 2-bay chancel. 2-stage tower: buttresses adjoining nave; inserted square-headed door in rendered surround beneath C20 concrete lintel, pointed traceried 2-light west window with hoodmould and blocked slit window above, moulded stringcourse. Pointed 2-light traceried belfry openings with hoodmoulds, moulded stringcourse with angle gargoyles and coped embattled parapet. Nave: buttresses between bays; sections of blocked north arcade visible with re-set pointed C15 window to left with C18 Gothick glazing and leaded lights; three C19 - C20 square- headed wooden 3-light north windows with leaded lights. Two square-headed 2-light clerestory windows. Chancel: chamfered plinth, blocked pointed chamfered south door with head missing; pointed 2-light south windows with hoodmoulds, one with partly restored geometrical tracery, the other with restored reticulated tracery; similar north windows with plain restored tracery. Pointed 3-light east window with partly-restored intersecting tracery and hoodmould. Interior: tall round-headed chamfered tower arch with 2 orders of voussoirs and plain imposts, line of former nave roof visible above. Lower sections of nave arcade piers partly exposed: shafted or quatrefoil centre pier to north, two piers to south with 4 shafts and 4 hollows. C19 - C20 double-chamfered chancel arch with brick and plaster blocking exposed in building work at time of resurvey. Chancel has pointed chamfered piscina to south with corbelled bowl, and tall triangular-headed aumbry or niche to north with mutilated raised chamfered surround. Mid C18 black marble floorslab to Richard Cressy (died 1746) and other members of family, with ornate carved arms in recess. Medieval octagonal font on tall shaft with moulded plinth and base. C18 fittings include: panelled octagonal pulpit with a pair of fluted pilasters supporting an octagonal tester with cornice; communion rails with column-on-vase balusters with square knops, fielded panelling to east wall; half-glazed door to tower arch with Chinese fret glazed panel above two fielded-panels, blocked former tower arch gallery with balustrade similar to altar rails. Painted commandment boards, Royal Arms of 1819 by G Stout of Grimsby. N Pevsner and J Harris, The Buildings of England: Lincolnshire, 1978, 198-9.

Listing NGR: TA2546701813


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Pevsner, N, John, H, The Buildings of England: Lincolnshire, (1964), 198-9


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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