Church of St Edmund, Castle Street, Dudley - Dudley

Situated in the centre of Dudley, this red brick church (known locally as 'bottom church') was built in the Palladian style in the 1720s. Shallow tile roofs slope to parapets finished with stone dressings which are also a distinctive feature of the round headed windows and the tower. Vegetation growing out of the tower is impacting on high level stonework and is a significant cause for concern. The church received a Heritage Lottery Fund Grants for Places of Worship award in 2015 and repair works to the tower are due to start in the second half of 2018.

Church of St Edmund, Castle Street, Dudley - Dudley
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: CHURCH OF ST EDMUND
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade II*
  • List Entry Number: 1287455
  • Local Planning Authority: Dudley
  • Site Type: Religious ritual and funerary > Church


  • Building Name: Church of St Edmund
  • Street Name: Castle Street
  • Locality: Dudley
  • County: West Midlands
  • District / Borough: Dudley
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Dudley North
  • Region: West Midlands

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Place of worship
  • Condition: Poor
  • Priority: D - Slow decay; solution agreed but not yet implemented
  • Previous Priority: D
  • Ownership: Religious organisation
  • Designation: Listed Place of Worship grade II*, CA