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Description: Church of St Wilfred
Date Listed: 10 September 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 303022
OS Grid Reference: TQ3309823915
OS Grid Coordinates: 533098, 123915
Latitude/Longitude: 50.9992, -0.1046
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TQ 32 SW HAYWARDS HEATH CHURCH ROAD
4/111 Church of St Wilfred
Church. 1863-5 by G F Bodley in decorated style. Built of sandstone with tiled
roof having decorative ridge tiles. Central tower, 5 bay nave with clerestory
and lean to aisles with buttresses. South chapel in transept and short chancel
of 1 bay. Tower of 3 stages with SE turret with stepped buttresses and octagonal
turret above. Hipped tiled roof with iron finial. Bell-stage has double pointed
window. Nave has quatrefoil and cinquefoil openings to clerestory. Deep plinth
to aisles whose windows have double original openings and trefoliated heads.
SW gabled porch with cross-shaped saddlestone and arched doorcase with hood
moulding and panelled door. Interior has roof of crown-post type: Tall west
window with intersecting tracery. North walls rest on alternate octagonal
and circular piers. Central tower rests on boldly pointed transverse arches.
East window contains expressionist glass by A Archer 1962-3. Low stone screen,
with alternate rose and fleur-de-lys motifs, separates nave from choir under
tower. South aisle contains some William Morris stained glass of Saints c1870.
South chapel has unusual stained glass depicting soldiers at the front and being
hospitalized during the First World War. Wooden lectern on stone base.
Graded II* for rarity of Bodley Churches. (See Pevsner, Buildings of England,
Sussex, pp 529 and 530.)
Listing NGR: TQ3309823915
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Source: English Heritage
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