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Church of St Wilfred

A Grade II* Listed Building in Haywards Heath, West Sussex

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Latitude: 50.9992 / 50°59'57"N

Longitude: -0.1046 / 0°6'16"W

OS Eastings: 533098

OS Northings: 123915

OS Grid: TQ330239

Mapcode National: GBR KNC.BCF

Mapcode Global: FRA B6NG.R37

Entry Name: Church of St Wilfred

Listing Date: 10 September 1951

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1354934

English Heritage Legacy ID: 303022

Location: Haywards Heath, Mid Sussex, West Sussex, RH16

County: West Sussex

District: Mid Sussex

Civil Parish: Haywards Heath

Built-Up Area: Haywards Heath

Traditional County: Sussex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Sussex

Church of England Parish: Haywards Heath Saint Wilfrid

Church of England Diocese: Chichester

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Listing Text

4/111 Church of St Wilfred
Church. 1863-5 by G F Bodley in Decorated style. Built of Sussex and Ardingly sandstones 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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