Bexhill – St Andrew, Wickham Avenue

 

Built in 1900 to a design by J B Wall (Elleray (2004) p3), of knobbly flint with large cement-faced lancets, including  triplet above the altar, and a small wooden louvred bellcote.  To one side is a large entrance and the general appearance is curiously old fashioned for the date.  Inside, it has aisles, separated by iron piers and a short chancel.  The roofs inside are all panelled.

The church was closed for worship in December 2011 and its future is uncertain.  A proposal for 10 flats on the site (see Bexhill-On-Sea Observer 29 August 2o14), retaining only the front,  was withdrawn, as was a further similar application in 2017 (The Argus 13 March 2017).

 

My thanks to Nick Wiseman for the photograph

 

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