Ruins of the old St Helen's Church, Ore, Hastings, East Sussex - 5th November 2004

The old St Helen's church was demolished by the Victorians, and much of the stone was used in the construction of the new St Helen's Church, nearby.  It was left as a 'picturesque ruin', the graveyard is in quite a mess.

Here is the view from the "outside" through the former east window.

Ruins of St Helen's Church, Ore, East Sussex - 5th November 2004 - MTC

Where bells once rang, only doves and pigeons now roost.  The tower staircase seems intact, although the floor was such a mess I did not venture a close look!

Ruins of St Helen's, Ore, East Sussex - 5th November 2004 - MTC

A plaque on the north face of the tower reads "In the reign of King Edward A.D. 1293 this church was rated at 8 marks".

The view from below shows the tower to be in reasonable order.

Ruins of St Helen's, Ore, , Hastings, East Sussex - 5th November 2004 - MTC

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