Church of St Helen


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Listed Building
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Statutory Address:
Church of St Helen, Edisford Road, Waddington, BB7 3HS


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Statutory Address:
Church of St Helen, Edisford Road, Waddington, BB7 3HS

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

Ribble Valley (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SD 72866 43822


This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 09/05/2018

SD 74 SW 10/128 WADDINGTON Edisford Road Church of St. Helen

(Formerly listed as Church of St. Helen, WADDINGTON)


GV II* Church, c.1500 with nave and chancel rebuilt 1894. Squared sandstone with stone slate roof. Comprises a west tower, nave with clerestory, lower chancel, north and south aisles with short transepts, and a south porch.

The three-stage tower has angle buttresses, an embattled parapet with string course, gargoyles and corner pinnacles, and bell openings with pointed heads and hoods and two cusped lights with panel tracery above. The west wall has a window of three cusped lights with panel tracery. The west door is deeply chamfered with pointed head and hood. The north-west buttress has a worn carved crucifux and arms of the Tempest family. The aisle and clerestory windows have flat heads and cusped lights. The east window is of five cusped lights under a Tudor-arched head and hood. The east and west windows of the south aisle are probably C16 and are of three lights, the inner light have a segmental head and the outer lights being pointed. The aisles have battlements. The inner porch door is reconstructed, with a cavetto moulding and two-centred head.

Interior; the five-bay arcade has pointed arches of two chamfered orders on octagonal piers. Above the tall pointed tower arch can be seen the roof line of an earlier church. Above the inner arch of the west door are re-set nine carved heads, some worn. The north wall of the chancel has a chamfered doorway with segmental head. On the south side is a C17 wall monument to Christopher Wilkinson.

Open timber roofs, the nave roof having bolted king posts rising through arch braced collars. The wind braces have carved decoration. The early C16 octagonal sandstone font has a base with decorative motifs and a bowl with shields carved with the instruments of the Passion.

Listing NGR: SD7286643822


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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: 18 Apr 2007
Reference: IOE01/16577/05
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