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St Helen, Burghwallis, Yorkshire, West Riding

(53°58′41″N, 1°49′6″W)
SE 120 536
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Yorkshire, West Riding
now South Yorkshire
medieval York
now Sheffield
  • Rita Wood
13 August 2002

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The Norman W tower is unbuttressed, and the windows ithere are plain and simple. Herringbone walling appears on the exterior, for example on the S wall of the nave. The font might be represented by a few inches of the rim of the present font. According to J. L. Pearson it was restored 1883-85.


Burghwallis was held by William from Ilbert de Lacy in 1086. No church or priest were recorded.


Exterior Features


Interior Features


Tower/Transept arches

An attractive church with many interesting features, Pevsner says its nave has 'excessive use of herringbone masonry; cf. Kippax'.


N. Pevsner and E. Radcliffe, The Buildings of England. Yorkshire: West Riding, Harmondsworth, 1967, 150f.

H. M. and J. Taylor, Anglo-Saxon Architecture, 3 vols., Cambridge, 1965, vol. 2, 730ff.