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©  Norman Wigg

IoE Number: 303022
Location: CHURCH OF ST WILFRED, CHURCH ROAD
  HAYWARDS HEATH, MID SUSSEX, WEST SUSSEX
Photographer: Norman Wigg
Date Photographed: 25 September 2003
Date listed: 10 September 1951
Date of last amendment: 10 September 1951
Grade II*

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TQ 32 SWHAYWARDS HEATHCHURCH ROAD4/111Church of St Wilfred10.9.51II*

TQ 32 SW HAYWARDS HEATH CHURCH ROAD 4/111 Church of St Wilfred 10.9.51 II* 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.)

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