Church of St Martin, Clapham Road, Bedford - Bedford (UA)

Church of 1888-9 by JA Chatwin of Birmingham, in Gothic style. A large urban church of yellow brick with red brick banding; stone copings to gable. Four bay nave and arcades; shallow transepts, Lady Chapel, polygonal apse and east baptistery. North vestry and ancillary rooms; church hall to south. Significant and possibly on-going movement in arch straddling north arcade and north nave arcade wall at eastern end; similar in vestry and adjacent rooms. Investigations have commenced 2018. Roof and structural issues highest priority; structural engineer monitoring movement.

Church of St Martin, Clapham Road, Bedford - Bedford (UA)
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: CHURCH OF ST MARTIN
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade II
  • List Entry Number: 1390539
  • Local Planning Authority: Bedford (UA)
  • Site Type: Religious ritual and funerary > Church


  • Building Name: Church of St Martin
  • Street Name: Clapham Road
  • Locality: Bedford
  • Unitary Authority: Bedford (UA)
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Bedford
  • Region: East of England

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Place of worship
  • Condition: Very bad
  • Priority: A - Immediate risk of further rapid deterioration or loss of fabric; no solution agreed
  • Ownership: Religious organisation
  • Designation: Listed Place of Worship grade II, CA

Contact Details

Trudi Hughes 01223 582739

Next steps

Read more about this historic site on the National Heritage List for England