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West Sussex
Mid Sussex (District Authority)
Haywards Heath
National Grid Reference:
TQ 33098 23915


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 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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Pevsner, N, Nairn, I, The Buildings of England: Sussex, (1965), 529 530


This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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Date: 25 Sep 2003
Reference: IOE01/11450/07
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