Church of St Matthew, Church Hill, Walsall - Walsall

St Matthew's was rebuilt in the 1820s by Francis Goodwin. Its soaring spire is a local landmark and its Bath stone facades stand out in the street scene. The style of the church is predominantly Perpendicular, but C13 remains survive in the crypt. High level repairs are needed all over this complex building. A Heritage Lottery Fund and Historic England Repair Grants for Places of Worship award enabled repairs to the north aisle and east end. Other sections of the church are also in need of repair.

Church of St Matthew, Church Hill, Walsall - Walsall
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: CHURCH OF ST MATTHEW
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade II*
  • List Entry Number: 1116151
  • Local Planning Authority: Walsall
  • Site Type: Religious ritual and funerary > Church


  • Building Name: Church of St Matthew
  • Street Name: Church Hill
  • Locality: Walsall
  • County: West Midlands
  • District / Borough: Walsall
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Walsall South
  • Region: West Midlands

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Place of worship
  • Condition: Poor
  • Priority: C - Slow decay; no solution agreed
  • Previous Priority: C
  • Ownership: Religious organisation
  • Designation: Listed Place of Worship grade II*, CA