Caddington - St Thomas Apostle

Manor Road, Caddington, Bedfordshire

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A  utilitarian  structure  of  the  1960s,  not  of  evident  architectural  or historical significance.

The church was blessed and probably completed in 1964, but there is no information at the diocesan archive or in the parish about the builder, architect or the circumstances in which the land was purchased. The building appears to be of one date. 

The church is served from St Margaret of Scotland, Luton.

The church is a simple-looking rectangular building with a pitched, tiled roof. At ground floor level its walls are rendered with pebble dash. Above this, on each gable end, is corrugated iron cladding. On the west gable, below the ridge line, is a wooden cross.

The west entrance is off-centre, and consists of painted, panelled, double timber doors in a plain, painted surround. Either side are small windows containing clear glass. To the left of the entrance is a single-storey, flat-roofed wing stretching along part of the building’s north side. Three bays of the small, four-bay nave are lit by single windows with clear glass and horizontal emphasis. On the south side there are double doors in the fourth bay, and in the fifth bay, lighting the sanctuary, is a smaller window of similar style to those in the nave.

Diocese: Northampton

Architect: Not established

Original Date: 1964

Conservation Area: No

Listed Grade: Not listed