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St. Helen's Church, Kelloe (Kelloe)

St Helen's is the parish church of Kelloe. The nave and tower are 11th century in date. The chancel is 13th century in date, but was largely rebuilt in 1854. A side chapel known as the Thornley Porch was founded in 1347 and restored in 1691. It was converted into an organ-chamber in the late 19th century. The St. Helena Cross, on north chancel wall, is a richly-carved, probably 12th century stone cross with 3 panels illustrating the legend of the Invention of the True Cross with associated saints Helena and Constantine.

The church is known to contain at least two features dedicated as war memorials (1-2).

Reference number:D35885
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
20th Century (1901 to 2000)
First World War (1914 to 1918)
Medieval (1066 to 1540)
Legal status:Listed Building
  • National Heritage List for England Entry Number: 1120748

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Source of Reference
Local History of Kelloe


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