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© Miss Esther Harbour

IoE Number: 480731
Photographer: Miss Esther Harbour
Date Photographed: 03 August 2005
Date listed: 14 January 1981
Date of last amendment: 26 August 1999
Grade II

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BRIGHTON TQ3205SW ELM GROVE 577-1/29/280 (North side) 14/01/81 St Wilfrid's flats (Formerly Listed as: ELM GROVE Church of St Wilfrid) II Church, now an old people's home. Foundation stone at west end laid 1932, work completed 1934 (all directions ritual). Designed by HS Goodhart-Rendel, built by George Lynn and Sons Ltd. Brown Keymer brick in Dutch bond, concrete-cased steel and reinforced concrete, roof of pantiles. PLAN: chancel, nave, north and south passage aisles, north and south chapels, tower over the chancel, vestry at north-east corner. EXTERIOR: all windows segmental-arched. The east end is blank. The saddleback tower lies across the width of the church, and is set back twice, very slightly; the broad sides are unwindowed; 2 tall windows to the north, with architraves of slightly recessed brickwork and set between shallow brick buttresses; above them, another pair of windows, less tall and set under a corbelled brick archivolt; cross of blue tiles with gold mosaic joints between these windows. Side chapel to north under catslide roof, its northern face unwindowed, and a window to west, matching those of the nave. Nave formerly of 5 bays, the pier projecting as haunches above the roof. Gabled north-east porch. West end canted slightly in plan, with 2 windows of which only the upper is original. Mansard roof with modern lay-lights inserted. Vestry with 2 tiers of windows, of which only the upper one is original. Screen wall to north side between porch and vestries. INTERIOR: the interior of the church has been wholly altered by the insertion of housing which leaves the south arcade and the space under the tower unencumbered; in the former side chapel to the north, a mural painting by Hans Feibusch, 1940. (RIBA Journal: 1934: vol.41: 234-9).

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