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Church of St Helen, St Helen Auckland


St Helen's ChurchSt Helen's Church is located on Manor Road in St Helen Auckland. It is the parish chuch of West Auckland, St Helen Auckland and Tindale Crescent. The church dates from the late 12th century. The oldest surviving part of the church are the two eastern bays of the nave, which were built in 1120. The present low-pitched roof was built in the 15th century. The clerestory and battlements were built in the 16th century. The original door to the church remains, making it "one of the oldest doors in England". The church is a Grade I listed building on the National Heritage List for England.
"The siting of the church here, rather than in the larger settlement of West Auckland is curious, particularly since the parish used to extend, prior to 1832, much further westwards than it does today. A possible reason is the Christianisation of a pagan sacred place. Early St. Helen dedications are thought by some, to be connected with the Celtic water-goddess Elin - witness to many St. Helen's springs and wells." (CofE, achurchnearyou.com)

St Helen Auckland West Auckland Churches and Cathedrals Historic Buildings and Monuments in West Auckland Ward Grade I Listed
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St Helen Auckland, Parish Church

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Parish Church, St Helen Auckland

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St Helen's church notice

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Old gravestones

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St. Helen's Auckland Church

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St Helen Auckland, Parish Church

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View over the graveyard wall

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Gravestone in St Helen's churchyard

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St Helen Auckland church porch

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CHURCH OF ST HELEN - West Aukland - List Entry
- "Parish church. Late C12, early C13 and roof rebuilt C15; porch and schoolroom above C15, rebuilt 1866. MATERIALS: Rubble with quoins and ashlar dressings. Roof not visible. PLAN: chancel with ...

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Durham AUCKLAND St Helen

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St Helen's Church
- Website of St Helen's Church. "Welcome to S. Helen's, a vibrant, growing parish in the Diocese of Durham, located in St Helen Auckland and serving the communities of ...

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St Helen Auckland - History
- "The oldest part of the church was built in AD 1120, and comprises the two easternmost bays of the Nave. The population of the parish in the early 13th century ...

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List grade: 1
List number: 1196602
Wikipedia: Church of St Hele...
County: County Durham
Post code: DL14 9EN
Grid ref: NZ1883626775

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