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West Keal
 
Keal Cotes, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel
Keal Cotes, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel
Keal Cotes, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel

This chapel was erected in 1863, enlarged in 1872 and further extended with a Sunday Schoolroom in 1891.

The last service took place in July 1971 and the building, sold in 1979, now serves as a store shed.

It is located at NGR TF 366612 in West Keal parish

Barry Barton, 1977

West Keal, Keal Cotes Wesleyan Methodist Chapel
Keal Cotes, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel
Keal Cotes, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel
Keal Cotes, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel

Although long out of use as a chapel, generally neglected and partially covered in ivy, the building has - surprisingly - retained its original doors, windows and railings.

May 2018

West Keal, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel
West Keal, St Helen
West Keal, St Helen
West Keal, St Helen

The tall greenstone Perpendicular tower is topped by battlements and  pinnacles.  It was rebuilt in 1881 after it had collapsed. 

The 15th century porch, like the tower, has impressive gargoyles!

July 2014

West Keal, St Helen church, tower
West Keal, St Helen
West Keal, St Helen
West Keal, St Helen

A fine landmark on the southern edge of the Wolds,  St Helenís dates largely from the 14th and 15th centuries, most notably the arcades inside with their interesting carved capitals.

Externally, the church has been much patched and restored. The chancel was rebuilt in limestone in 1867 by G E Street.

July 2014

West Keal, St Helen church, G E Street
West Keal, St Helen
West Keal, St Helen
West Keal, St Helen

Window in the south aisle at St Helen's church.

July 2014

West Keal, St Helen church, window
West Keal, St Helen
West Keal, St Helen
West Keal, St Helen

The 15th century porch, like the tower, has impressive gargoyles.

July 2014

West Keal, St Helen church, gargoyle
West Keal, St Helen
West Keal, St Helen
West Keal, St Helen

Gargoyle from the 15th century porch.

July 2014

West Keal, St Helen church, gargoyle
West Keal, St Helen, churchyard cross
West Keal, St Helen, churchyard cross
West Keal, St Helen, churchyard cross

The churchyard cross - with some medieval elements - is close by the south door.

July 2014

West Keal, St Helen church, churchyard cross