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CHURCH OF ST HELEN AND THE HOLY CROSS

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.

Name: CHURCH OF ST HELEN AND THE HOLY CROSS

List entry Number: 1149591

Location

CHURCH OF ST HELEN AND THE HOLY CROSS, MAIN STREET

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

County: North Yorkshire

District: Ryedale

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Sheriff Hutton

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 25-Jan-1954

Date of most recent amendment: 15-Jul-1985

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 329524

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History

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Details

SE 66 NE SHERIFF HUTTON MAIN STREET (east end)

3/34 Church of St. Helen and The holy Cross 25.1.54 (Formerly listed under Church End) GV I

Church. C12 nave and lower part of tower, C13 chancel with substantial rebuilding in C15, C14 aisles, C15 chapels, vestry and upper part of tower, early C16 clerestory, late C18 porch. Limestone and sandstone rubble and ashlar, Welsh slate and lead roofs. West tower with porch, 3-bay nave with aisles clasping tower, 2-bay chancel with chapels to north and south and vestry to north. West front: porch contains pointed doorway of 3 roll- moulded orders with headstops. Tower: small round-headed window to left of porch roof, and blocked central round-headed window. Upper stage has twin belfry openings on string course to each face, and battlemented parapet with pinnacles and gargoyles. Aisles: pointed doorways to first bay and 2-light square-headed windows throughout. Clerestory: 2-light basket-arched windows. N. chapel: 2-light square-headed window and re-used 3-light window with Keticulated tracery. S. chapel: two 3-light cusped windows. East end: 5-light window with Perpendicular tracery to chancel flanked by 3-light re-used windows with Reticulated tracery to chapels. The interior contains a C14 tower arch, C14 foliate capitals and a single lancet in the north wall of the chancel. Brass in north-east end of nave to Dorothea and John Ffenys, dated 1491 and depicting 2 swaddled children. North chapel contains brass to its benefactor, Thomas Wytham, died 1481. An alabaster tomb with effigy of a child, generally regarded to represent Edward, Prince of Wales, son of Richard III, died 1484, but now more convincingly identified as early/mid C15, possibly Ralph Neville, died c1436. Stone effigy of Sir Edmund Thweng of Cornborough Manor, died 1344. Probable C15 door into vestry. C17 altar rail. Box pews, from C17 to C19. Some C14 stained glass in nortn aisle window. Pevsner "Yorkshire: The North Riding" 1966. Routh P. and Knowles R. "The Sheriff Hutton Alabaster Reconsidered" 1982.

Listing NGR: SE6574266283

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Yorkshire: The North Riding, (1966)
Routh, , Knowles, , The Sheriff Hutton Alabster Reconsidered, (1982)

National Grid Reference: SE 65740 66283

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