St Helens Church in Eston was a Grade II listed building, it originated in the 12th Century and was in use until 1962, before becoming a cemetary chapel until 1985. The church was heavily vandalisedÂ and by 1987 wasÂ â€˜in a critical state of disrepairâ€™. A fire followedÂ in December 1992 and during this time the church was beingÂ illegally demolished and stonework stolen. Thankfully in 1998 the remains of the church were removed to Beamish who have an excellent set of photos
The church is currently being rebuilt at BeamishÂ as of May 2011.
Nothing remains on the site except a plaque and outline of the church
The East Lodge of cemetary seems to have suffered a similar fate and it currently completely burned out.
It isÂ however the subject of a relatively recent planning application, so it may be on the verge of being restored.