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Birmingham (Metropolitan Authority)
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SP 13503 86295


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SP 1386 SW 59/6 SP 1386 SE 60/2 5104 25.4.52

CHURCH ROAD Yardley B26 Church of St Edburgha

(Formerly listed as Church of St Edburgh)

(Formerly listed as Church of St Eadburgha)


Principally of the C14 and C15 but of C13 origin. A substantial sandstone parish church with nave, aisles, transepts and chancel. Lofty west tower of the C15, crenellated, in 4 stages and with diagonal buttresses to the crocketed hexagonal spire. The south wall of the chancel retains C13 work and the south doorway, giving onto the C15 timber-framed porch, is also of C13 build. The church was much enlarged in the C14 when the north and south transepts were added, the nave largely rebuilt and the chancel probably lengthened. The tower and north aisle are the C15 additions. The south wall of the chancel contains a very narrow lancet flanked by C15 2-light window and there is an ogee arched doorway. C14 chancel arch. The north chancel wall was rebuilt in 1890 when the chancel was lengthened and the vestry added. But part of the north-east window is probably medieval. The north arcade has three C15 splayed arch bays but the east bay is the original C14 transept bay. The south nave wall windows are 2-light C14, similar to the probably reset ones in the north aisle. The C15 porch over the south doorway has elaborate traceried sides to the oak frame and curved bargeboards. The pulpit was given in 1627 and has C17 panelling. Fine west window of the Last Supper by John Hardman and Company of 1892. Some fine monuments from the C15 to the early C19, that of the Rev Dr Henry Greswolde + 1700 in the chancel particularly unusual: a pedimented, curtained cave containing marble statues of the parson and his wife, the recess framed by medallions of their 11 children - the whole flanked by festoons.

Listing NGR: SP1349886308


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

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Date: 14 Dec 2000
Reference: IOE01/02331/05
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr R. J Wheeler. Source Historic England Archive
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