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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1077136



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.


District: Sandwell

District Type: Metropolitan Authority


National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 29-Oct-1979

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 219266

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SANDWELL MB CHURCH SQUARE SO 9989 SW Old bury 17/60 Christ Church 29.lO.79 GV II

Church. 1840 - 41 by Johnson. Brick in English bond with sandstone dressings and slate roof. Comprises a nave, north-west tower, north and south aisles under pitched roofs, lower chancel, and a lean-to vestry against the east end of the south aisle. The tower has clasping buttresses to the lower stage. On the west side is a lancet window, on the north a pointed doorway, with a clock face above. The bell openings are in two stages, both set back slightly. Both have three narrow chamfered lancets, the lower ones with stone surrounds. The parapet has corner pinnacles. At the west end of the nave is a door with gabled stone surround and pointed chamfered doorway. It is flanked by lancet windows, with a third lancet above. The aisles are both of five bays separated by buttresses and with paired chamfered lancets. At the west end of the south aisle is a pointed doorway. Both aisles have east windows of paired chamfered lancets. The east chancel window has triple stepped lancets. Interior: walls and ceiling plastered. Five-bay arcade of moulded pointed arches springing from octagonal columns. Galleries on three sides. Flat ceiling with moulded transverse ribs and corbelled wall-posts; east end divided into square panels. Faded stencil decoration. Timber pulpit in a Gothic style. Clerestory windows with glass of c1840; east window in memory of William Chance, died 1856; one west window by Thomas William Camm of Smethwick, c1910.

Listing NGR: SO9908389469

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National Grid Reference: SO 99083 89469


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