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Biscathorpe, St Helen
Biscathorpe, St Helen
Biscathorpe, St Helen

Grotesque and 'medieval' faces (more than 50 of them) look down to greet the visitor to the tiny Victorian church of St Helen in Biscathorpe, set in a secluded Wolds valley.

One of several churches in the area built in the early Victorian period by W A Nicholson of Lincoln. Sadly it is now in a dilapidated state.

Nearby the little river Bain flows through the site of the deserted medieval village.

Frank Robinson, 2010
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Biscathorpe, St Helen
Biscathorpe, St Helen
Biscathorpe, St Helen

St Helen’s, Biscathorpe, lies in a beautiful valley through which the River Bain flows.

Probably the work of Nicholson of Lincoln – See the churches of Haugham and Raithby-by-Louth.

Built of white brick and cemented.
Fanciful pinnacles and crockets.

This church is badly in need of repair.

Mark Acton, 2012

Biscathorpe, St Helen church, Nicholson
Biscathorpe, St Helen
Biscathorpe, St Helen
Biscathorpe, St Helen

The pews and pulpit are from the earlier church on this site.

July 2012

Biscathorpe, St Helen church, pews
Biscathorpe, St Helen
Biscathorpe, St Helen
Biscathorpe, St Helen

Close up of some of the many grotesque images on Nicholson's church.

July 2012

Biscathorpe, St Helen church
Biscathorpe, St Helen
Biscathorpe, St Helen
Biscathorpe, St Helen

View of St Helen's from the south-east.

July 2012

Biscathorpe, St Helen church
Biscathorpe, St Helen
Biscathorpe, St Helen
Biscathorpe, St Helen

The heavily crocketed pinnacles and prominent parapets of the tower.

July 2012

Biscathorpe, St Helen church
Biscathorpe, St Helen, East Window
Biscathorpe, St Helen, East Window
Biscathorpe, St Helen, East Window

The glass of the east window in St Helen's is 19th century, with a reused centre-piece – a copy of Rubens’s ‘Descent from the Cross’.

July 2012

Biscathorpe, St Helen, window, Rubens