A rare aerial view of Helland Rectory and its outbuildings from around 1970.

The outbuildings which were the stables and grain store have long since been converted into several separate dwellings, while modern houses now occupy what was the paddock. 

The Giffard family were, in medieval times, the patrons of the rectory and resident not far from the church, perhaps on the site of the featured buildings.

Helland is referred to in the Domesday Book as Henland where it is recorded as having a value of only 10 shillings, or 50p for our younger readers!

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Ref: SBHG 0875

Picture courtesy of S Bright