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

Location

    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