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Latitude: 52.0031 / 52°0'11"N
Longitude: -0.2473 / 0°14'50"W
OS Eastings: 520411
OS Northings: 235304
OS Grid: TL204353
Mapcode National: GBR J6N.B9T
Mapcode Global: VHGND.NXM8
Plus Code: 9C4X2Q33+63
Entry Name: Church at Fairfield Hospital
Listing Date: 14 November 1997
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1244866
English Heritage Legacy ID: 468933
Location: Fairfield, Central Bedfordshire, SG5
County: Central Bedfordshire
Civil Parish: Fairfield
Built-Up Area: Fairfield Park
Traditional County: Bedfordshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Bedfordshire
Church of England Parish: Stotfold
Church of England Diocese: St.Albans
Tagged with: Hospital building
Church at Fairfield Hospital
Church at mental hospital. 1878-79, by George Fowler Jones. Yellow brick, with ashlar and red brick dressings and slate roofs. Plinth, flush string courses, coped gables with crosses. Early English style. Plain pointed arched windows, mostly 2-light, with simple tracery. Chancel with vestry and organ chamber, south west tower, nave with west porch and vestries. Apsidal chancel has three windows. Lean-to vestry and organ chamber have pairs of narrow flat headed windows.
Nave, 8 bays, has on each side 7 windows set in recessed panels and divided by buttresses. North west bay has a rebated pointed arched doorway with shafts, and door with fanlight. Above it, a diaper-work panel. In the south west bay, a square bell tower, 4 stages, with a similar doorway, string courses, and pyramidal roof. Second stage has single slit lights. Third stage has triple slit lights on each side, with a clock above them to south and west. Bell stage has on each side a double pointed-arched bell opening. West end has a central gabled porch with similar doorway to north and south entrances. This is flanked by small square vestries with hipped roofs and a slit light on each side. Above, in the main gable, two windows, and above again, a roundel. Interior, rendered. Chancel has roll-moulded arch on corbels, sill band and linked hood mould. Matchboarded groin vault and apse, with ribs on angel corbels. 3 stained glass windows by Moore of London, the central one c1918. To north, pointed arched opening with organ. To south, pointed arched doorway. Nave has hammerbeam roof on ashlar corbels. At the south east end, a panelled wooden internal porch. At the west end, a rebated pointed arched doorway. Similar doorways to north and south. Fittings include original wrought iron altar rail, traceried octagonal wooden pulpit, and quatrefoil font on round stem.
Listing NGR: TL2041135304
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