St Helen & St Giles's Church, Rainham

Church Details


Visited
21/11/2003
Locking Status
Locked - no keyholder details
Built
Norman
Website
http://www.rainhamparishchurch.org.uk/


External Images

St Helen & St Giles, Rainham Church - This is one of Essex's best small Norman churches, being 
today, as it was from the start, of nave, with both north and south aisles of 
three bays, chancel, and a low, square west tower.

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St Helen & St Giles, Rainham Church - A blocked doorway in the north chancel wall.

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Internal Images

St Helen & St Giles, Rainham Church - The chancel arch.

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St Helen & St Giles, Rainham Church - Three stepped round headed lancet windows, with a large round 
window flanked by two narrow slits.

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St Helen & St Giles, Rainham Church - Looking west from the chancel.

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St Helen & St Giles, Rainham Church - The north arcade, showing the huge square piers. Note also, 
the two Early English wall arches, just to the left of the chancel arch. These 
constitute the only major later alteration.

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Glass Images

St Helen & St Giles, Rainham Church - These peculiar shaped clerestory windows are likely the result 
of an eighteenth century alteration.

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Miscellaneous Images

St Helen & St Giles, Rainham Church

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St Helen & St Giles, Rainham Church - A cog, or two masted sailing boat. The church has opened a 
cafe across the road, named after this graffito. It is called "The Ship".

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Postcard Images

St Helen & St Giles, Rainham Church

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St Helen & St Giles, Rainham Church - Printed in England by Beric Tempest & Co. Ltd., St Ives, Cornwall

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St Helen & St Giles, Rainham Church - Dated 1975. One of a series of photos purchased on ebay. Photographer unknown.

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