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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.

Name: CHURCH OF ST HELEN

List entry Number: 1228308

Location

CHURCH OF ST HELEN, CHURCH STREET

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

County District District Type Parish
NorthamptonshireDaventryDistrict AuthoritySibbertoft

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 02-Nov-1954

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 402725

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Details

SIBBERTOFT CHURCH STREET SP68SE (West side) 4/86 Church of St. Helen 02/11/54

GV II*

Church. C13 and C14. South aisle and porch added and church restored c.1862-63 by Browning. Squared coursed lias and cobble with slate roof laid to diminishing courses. Aisled nave and chancel and west tower. Chancel: South elevation of 2-window range of 2-light windows with south door between. 3-light east window has Intersecting tracery. Gabled roof with ashlar parapets and finial. South aisle of 3-window range of 2-light windows with Plate tracery. Similar 3-light east window. Lean-to roof with ashlar parapets and kneelers. Porch to far left has C14 four-centred inner arch and C19 double-chamfered outer arch. Gabled roof with ashlar parapets and kneelers and finial. North aisle and chapel of 2-window range of 2- and 3-light Perpendicular windows under 4-centred arches. North door between windows has 4-centred arch with decorated spandrels. 3-light Perpendicular east window. Gabled and lean-to roofs with ashlar parapets. One bay north elevation to west end of nave has late C13 two-light window and evidence of blocked window at junction of north aisle. Shallow pitched nave roof has moulded ashlar parapet. West tower, probably C14, of 2 stages with clasping buttresses at western corners. West door under 4-centred arch has 2-light window above. 2-light bell chamber openings to each face of second stage. Plain ashlar parapet above. Interior: C14 double-chamfered chancel arch with octagonal responds. Nave: South arcade of 4 bays of C19 double-chamfered arches with circular piers and foliated capitals. The western bay of the arcade is smaller with a square pier and forms part of integral south porch. North nave arcade of 2 bays of C14 double-chamfered arches with octagonal responds separated by a section of blank wall. Two C19 openings from the nave into the north chapel, now a vestry. C14 double-chamfered tower arch. C19 roof structures. C19 stained glass to all chancel windows, north-aisle north-east window and tower west window. Monuments; West wall of north aisle to Ambrose Saunders died 1765, marble tablet with flanking pilasters and open pediment over. C19 decorative tiled floor, C19 pulpit supported on 7 marble pillars has staircase to rear with tiled walls. Fragment of rood screen carving now over south chancel door is decorated with twisted branches and crocketing. Font C19 with marble pillars. (Buildings of England: Northamptonshire, p.403).

Listing NGR: SP6814682768

Selected Sources

  1. Book  Reference - Author: Pevsner, N and Cherry, B - Title: The Buildings of England: Northamptonshire - Date: 1973 - Page References: 403

National Grid Reference: SP 68146 82768

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