Ashby-de-la-Zouch: St Helen

Name:
Ashby-de-la-Zouch: St Helen
Record Type:
Church
Church code:
619344
Diocese:
Leicester
Archdeaconry:
Loughborough
Parish:
Ashby de la Zouch

Statutory Designation Information

Listed Building?
This is a Grade I Listed Building
View more information about this Listed Building on the National Heritage List for England web site
Scheduled Monument?
There is no Scheduled Monument within the curtilage or precinct

National Park

The church is not in a National Park

Conservation Area

The church is in the following Conservation Area: Ashby-de-la-Zouch

Heritage At Risk Status

On Heritage At Risk Register?
This church is not on the Heritage at Risk Register
 

Approximate Date

Approximate Date:
Medieval

Exterior Image

Exterior image of 619344  St Helen, Ashby-de-la-Zouch
Caption:
Exterior image of 619344 St Helen, Ashby-de-la-Zouch
Description:
Photograph of the exterior of Photograph of the interior of St Helen, Ashby-de-la-Zouch
Year / Date:
2019, September 02
Copyright:
This image is licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic licence.
Originator:
David Martin (of geograph.org.uk)

Summary Description

The medieval church was built by Sir William Hastings in 1474 alongside Ashby Castle, and has significant links to the heritage of this historic market town. Between 1878 and 1880 the architect James Piers Saint Aubyn was engaged to design major alterations including the addition of two outer aisles which gives the church the square appearance it has today. More recently (2008) restoration, recasting and rehanging work was done on the church bells - with 10 bells replacing the previous 8 - the bells are rung every week as well as by visiting ringers.

Visiting and Facilities

The church is open for worship.
Church open to visitors everyday between 9am and 5pm Bell ringing Live music and concerts Regular choir Guidebook available Visitor toilets, baby changing facilities and parking available Assistance dogs welcome
 

Church Website

Church Website:
http://sthelensashby.net/groups/267377/st_helens_church.aspx?redirected=1

Sources and Further Information

Leicestershire County Council (2017) Leicestershire & Rutland Historic Environment Record (HER) HER Number: MLE14967 [Digital Archive/Data]
David Martin (of geograph.org.uk) (2019, September 02) Exterior image of 619344 St Helen, Ashby-de-la-Zouch [Digital Archive/Graphic material]
Exterior image of 619344  St Helen, Ashby-de-la-Zouch
Alan Murray-Rust (of geograph.org.uk) (2018, August 05) Interior image of 619344 St Helen, Ashby-de-la-Zouch [Digital Archive/Graphic material]
Interior image of 619344 St Helen, Ashby-de-la-Zouch
James Miles (2019) Church Bells 10 bells [Archive/Index]
10 bells
Mercian Archaeological Services CIS (2017) Finding the Vaults [Digital Archive/Document]
Report on Investigations by Ground Penetrating Radar
Church of England (2021) A Church Near You https://www.achurchnearyou.com/church/5358/ [Digital Archive/Index]
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