St Helen's Church, Stapleford

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Coordinates: 52°55′54″N 01°16′28″W / 52.93167°N 1.27444°W / 52.93167; -1.27444

St. Helen's Church, Stapleford
St Helen's Churchyard, Stapleford - geograph.org.uk - 923141.jpg
Denomination Church of England
Churchmanship Evangelical
Website www.staplefordparish.org.uk
History
Dedication St. Helen
Administration
Parish Stapleford, Nottinghamshire
Diocese Southwell and Nottingham
Province York

St. Helen's Church Stapleford is a parish church in the Church of England in Stapleford, Nottinghamshire.

The church is Grade II* listed by the Department for Culture, Media & Sport as it is a particularly significant building of more than local interest.[1]

Stapleford cross in the churchyard is listed Grade I,[2] and is also a scheduled ancient monument.[3]

History[edit]

The church is medieval but was heavily restored in 1878 by T. G. Jackson.[4]

Stone Cross[edit]

Stapleford Cross

The churchyard contains a grade-I listed stone cross which dates from around AD1000. It was said by Pevsner to be "by far the most important pre-Conquest monument in Notts."[2]

The cross may be the origin of the name 'Stapleford' which means a crossing near a post.[5]

Memorials[edit]

  • Robert Tevery, died 1571
  • Gervase Tevery, died 1639
  • George John Borlase Warren, died 1801

Current parish status[edit]

St. Helen's Church Stapleford has a daughter church, St. Luke's Church Stapleford

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