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Willingham by Stow
 
Willingham by Stow, Old School
Willingham by Stow, Old School
Willingham by Stow, Old School

The school originally opened in 1818 and re-opened as a board school in 1877. It closed in the summer of 1995.

June 2017

Willingham by Stow, Primary school
Willingham by Stow, Primitive Methodist Chapel
Willingham by Stow, Primitive Methodist Chapel
Willingham by Stow, Primitive Methodist Chapel

The Primitive Methodist Chapel, also know as the Bethel Chapel, was built in 1875-76.

It closed for worship in 1988 when the two Methodist congregations in the village combined.

May 2020
Willingham by Stow, Primitive methodist Chapel
Willingham by Stow, Primitive Methodist Chapel
Willingham by Stow, Primitive Methodist Chapel
Willingham by Stow, Primitive Methodist Chapel

A second view of the former Primitive Methodist Chapel.

May 2020

Willingham by Stow, Primitive Methodist Chapel
Willingham by Stow, St Helen
Willingham by Stow, St Helen
Willingham by Stow, St Helen

Much of St Helenís, Willingham-by-Stow, dates from 1880.

There is a small Norman window in the tower, a blocked Transitional north doorway and a chancel arch possibly from the late seventeenth-century.

The east window was gifted by rector the Revd Lord Hawke, father of Martin, Lord Hawke, stalwart of Yorkshire County Cricket Club and President of MCC.

Mark Acton, 2012

Willingham by Stow, St Helen, Lord Hawke, Norman window
Willingham by Stow, St Helen
Willingham by Stow, St Helen
Willingham by Stow, St Helen

The restoration of 1880 was carried out by F S Brodrick and R G Smith. Brodrick was the nephew of the more famous architect Cuthbert Brodrick of Leeds.

July 2015

Willingham by Stow, St Helen church, Broderick and Smith
Willingham by Stow, St Helen
Willingham by Stow, St Helen
Willingham by Stow, St Helen

Because of the churchyard trees and bushes - and the proximity of the road to the north - it is difficult to get a clear view of the church except from the south-east.

July 2015

Willingham by Stow, St Helen church
Willingham by Stow, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel
Willingham by Stow, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel
Willingham by Stow, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel

The foundation stone for this chapel on High Street was laid in 1885.

The adjoining Sunday School was added 30 years later.

May 2020
Willingham by Stow, Wesleyan Methodist Chapel