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East Keal
 
East Keal, St Helen
East Keal, St Helen
East Keal, St Helen

St Helenís was completely rebuilt externally in 1853 by Stephen Lewin.  The style is Early English, with plate tracery in the windows and an imposing tower.

The nave interior retains its 13th century Early English arcades.

July 2014

East Keal, St Helen church, Stephen Lewin
East Keal, St Helen
East Keal, St Helen
East Keal, St Helen

Both nave and chancel with their plate tracery date from 1853-54.

July 2014

East Keal, St Helen church
East Keal, St Helen
East Keal, St Helen
East Keal, St Helen

The tall ashlar tower dates from 1853. The design is unusual, with arcades of five lancets in the belfry stage.

July 2014

East Keal, St Helen church, tower
East Keal, St Helen
East Keal, St Helen
East Keal, St Helen

The tall ashlar tower dates from 1853. The design is unusual, with arcades of five lancets in the belfry stage.

Pevsner makes particular comment on the crocketed gable on the short buttress at the south-west corner - "naughty", he says.

July 2014

East Keal, St Helen church
East Keal, St Helen
East Keal, St Helen
East Keal, St Helen

The Early English style west doorway of 1853 has four orders, and dog tooth decoration round the arches.

July 2014

East Keal, St Helen church, doorway
Keal Hill, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel
Keal Hill, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel
Keal Hill, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel

The former Wesleyan chapel on the main road (A16) between West Keal and East Keal was built at a cost of £700 in 1862 and extended with a Sunday School in 1908.

The final service was in January 1972 and the building was sold for £1700 in 1976.

It was subsequently demolished but the chapelís boundary wall and railings survive.

It is located at NGR TF 371 634 in East Keal parish

Barry Barton, 1976

East Keal, Keal Hill Wesleyan Methodist Chapel