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St Helen, Welton, Yorkshire, East Riding

(53°43′59″N, 0°32′57″W)
SE 958 273
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Yorkshire, East Riding
now East Riding of Yorkshire
medieval York
now York
  • Rita Wood
22 June 2006

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Feature Sets

Welton is a large church with an aisled nave, transepts, and a chancel with a north chapel and vestry. The church was restored in 1862-3 by G. G. Scott: ‘a typical restoration which resulted in a virtually new church in Scott’s favourite Middle Pointed’ (Pevsner & Neave 1995, 739; Borthwick Institute faculty papers). There is a pond or lake below the church on the north and west, held up by a dam.

All that remains of Romanesque sculpture is one reset capital and a pillar below it.


Before the Conquest Welton had been part of the manor of Howden and at one time belonged to Peterborough Abbey. William I gave the manor of Howden to the bishop and monks of Durham; in 1086, the Bishop of Durham held Welton. An earlier form of the church was cruciform with a two-bay nave (Welton 1983 with plan; Borthwick Institute faculty papers).


Interior Features

Interior Decoration


Borthwick Institute faculty papers with plans: Fac. 1827/2; Fac. 1862/1

N. Pevsner and D. Neave, Yorkshire: York and the East Riding, 2nd edition, London, 1995, 739-40

St Helen’s Church, Welton: Serving the Parish of Melton, Welton and Waudby, No place, 1983