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List Entry Summary

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


List entry Number: 1148480



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.


District: York

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Wheldrake

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 07-Nov-1966

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 326242

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WHELDRAKE MAIN STREET SE 6844-6944 (north side) 14/129 Church of Saint Helen 7.11.66 I GV Church. C14 west tower with nave and 5-sided apse of 1779. 'This CHURCH was / rebuilt, & its TOWER Repair'd / in the Years 1778 & 1779. / Wm WALKER & THOS. PETCH / Church-Wardens.' on wooden plaque in tower. By John Simpson, Curate. Magnesian limestone ashlar tower with pinkish-brown brick nave with red brick and ashlar dressings and Welsh slate roof. 2-stage west tower. South entrance, continuous 5-bay nave and chancel, north vestry polygonal apse. Tower: west side, short diagonal buttresses with off-sets and niche for statue of Blessed Virgin Mary to right. Pointed entrance with plank door under hoodmould in double-chamfered surround. 3-light window with intersecting-tracery and quatrefoils to head. lst-stage band. Twin- light bell-openings to each side with cinquefoil heads. Battlements with pinnacles. Vestry to north side. Nave and chancel: plinth. South entrance to first bay, double plank doors with ormamental ironwork hinges under red gauged brick round arch with ashlar imposts and keystone. Above, an oculus in red gauged brick surround and with keystone. Otherwise tall, round arched windows with red gauged brick dressings and ashlar keystone, sills and impost band. Moulded ashlar eaves band. Ashlar coping. Apse: similar windows to 3 sides. Continuous impost and eaves band. Separately roofed. Interior has moulded cornice, and plaster cove to flat ceiling. Panelled dado. Double-chamfered 4-centred tower arch. C19 fittings. Octagonal font c.1300. Pevsner, N., Yorkshire, York and The East Riding, 1978, p.369. Church Papers.

Listing NGR: SE6831745007

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Yorkshire - York and the East Riding, (1972), 369

National Grid Reference: SE 68278 44985


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