CHURCH OF ST HELEN

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1128881
Date first listed:
05-Dec-1984
Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST HELEN, GLOUCESTER ROAD

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Location

Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST HELEN, GLOUCESTER ROAD

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

District:
South Gloucestershire (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
Alveston
National Grid Reference:
ST 63356 87488

Details

ST 68 NW ALVESTON GLOUCESTER ROAD (west side)

8/61 Church of St. Helen

- II

Parish church. 1885 by Henry Lloyd. Rock faced snecked rubble, stone dressings, plain tiled roofs with ridge coping, raised coped verges, kneelers and cross finials. West tower, nave, chancel, south porch, north vestry. Decorated style. 3-stage tower has pointed arched door with drip mould and relieving arch, 3-light window above, 2-light windows at 2nd and 3rd stages, all with drip mould and relieving arch, with bell louvres at 3rd stage, south side has clock at 2nd stage and stair turret with slit windows and spire with weathervane, battlemented pinnacled top, weathered string courses and buttresses. 5-bay nave has 3 windows to north and 2 to south, all 3-light, 3-bay chancel has 3-light east window and 2-light to south, shaped corbels and weathered buttresses, porch has pointed arched door as at tower, vestry has door in plain chamfered surround and lancet window. Interior: nave has arch-brace and collar roof with shaped stone stops to arch-braces, tall pointed arch in chamfered surround to tower, wider pointed arch in same surround to chancel, windows in splayed reveals, south door in segmental headed chamfered surround, chancel roof of same construction, pointed arched door to vestry. C19 stone pulpit, Decorated style, 6-sided with marble shafts to base and clustered marble shafts to edges, Norman bowl font with scalloped faces, removed from the old Church of St. Helen (q.v.), early Victorian royal arms. (Sources: Verey, D. Buildings of England, Gloucestershire : The Vale and The Forest of Dean 1970).

Listing NGR: ST6335687488

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
35157
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Verey, D , The Buildings of England: Gloucestershire 2 The Vale and The Forest of Dean, (1970)

Legal

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

End of official listing

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Date: 22 Jun 2001
Reference: IOE01/03802/25
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Cyril N. Chapman. Source Historic England Archive
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