Church of St Helen, Clifford Chambers

Description of this historic site

The Church of St Helen, which was originally built in the Medieval period. The church underwent alterations in almost all of the centuries that followed. It is situated 200m south east of the Post Office, Clifford Chambers.

Notes about this historic site

1 There was a priest in 1086. The church of St Helen is a small building with a Cotswold stone roof, heavily restored in 1886, comprising nave, chancel with N vestry, W tower and S porch. The church was rebuilt in the mid 12th century with chancel and nave. A small plain 12th century chancel arch was removed in 1886. In the 13th century a N chapel was added. A W tower was probably added in the late 19th century and there were alterations in the 15th, 16th and 17th centuries.
2 Some ‘long and short work’ in the interior quoins of the tower may date to earlier than the early Norman period.
3 No Saxon details noted.
4 Noted by Ordnance Survey.
5 Church pamphlet for visitors.