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St Helen’s Church, Carlin How

In 1899, land was set aside for building a church for Carlin How and Skinningrove. The foundation stone was laid on the eve of Ascension Day; Wednesday May 23rd 1900, by Mrs Dorman of Grey Towers, Nunthorpe. The church was consecrated on the 30th October 1901, by the Bishop of Hull Rt Rev R.F.L. Blunt. D.D. Andrew Downs advised the Archive: “St Helen’s church was built in the plain Early English style, characterized by it’s tall lancet windows, and rounded arches. The inside however, is not so plain, and is a beautiful parish church. The architect was A. Crawford-Hick of Newcastle, who built a far grander church – St Aidan’s – Leeds; that has very similar detail. The reason for it being built so close to the steel works, was simple, the steel works gave the patch of land for free!!”

Image courtesy of Raymond Brown and update courtesy of Andrew Downs.


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