St Helen Auckland - History

  • Description

    "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 was presumably expanding since an extra western bay was added in around 1220. The chancel and side chapels were added soon afterwards. At least one of the chapels was a chantry; land was given in 1235 to pay for a Priest to offer Mass for the dead and for a lamp to burn before the statue of Our Lady. The clerestorey and battlements were built in around 1500 and a low-pitched roof replaced the original steep-pitched one. In the Sanctuary is an incomplete brass (c1470) of an unknown couple, their three daughters and six sons. In the floor near the north door is the grave cover of a man, made of Frosterley marble (c1250). Cuthbert Carre who is buried in the Sanctuary (1697) was Squire of St. Helen's Hall, the magnificent building next door to the church. He was a staunch royalist and defencer of Charles I and the City of Newcastle in the Civil War. ....."
  • Owner

    Church of England
  • Source

    Local (Co-Curate)
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    Added by: Simon Cotterill
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