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Latitude: 52.4861 / 52°29'9"N
Longitude: -2.1333 / 2°7'59"W
OS Eastings: 391045
OS Northings: 287580
OS Grid: SO910875
Mapcode National: GBR 4CQ.56
Mapcode Global: VH919.ZS21
Entry Name: Church of St John
Listing Date: 8 June 1990
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1229092
English Heritage Legacy ID: 403869
Location: Dudley, DY5
Electoral Ward/Division: Brockmoor and Pensnett
Built-Up Area: Brierley Hill
Traditional County: Staffordshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Midlands
Church of England Parish: Brierley Hill
Church of England Diocese: Worcester
5106 HIGH STREET
SO 98 NW 6/198 Brockmoor
Church of St John
Commissioners' Church. 1844-5, by Thomas Smith. Plum brick with yellow
brick dressings; stone-coped shallow-pitched gabled Welsh slate roofs with
carved faces to kneelers. Cruciform plan with vestry north of short
chancel, extruded turrets in west angles of transepts and west porch.
Neo-Norman style. All bays recessed and articulated by yellow brick
pilaster buttresses with corbels to frieze beneath blocking course. One-
bay chancel has 3 graduated lancets with waterleaf capitals to engaged
shafts. Two-bay transepts:lancets have hood moulds with head stops over
engaged shafts to waterleaf capitals and chevron arches; north and south
gables have 3 plain graduated lancets. Nave has four-bay north&south
elevations with similar lancet windowsand carved heads to chevron cornice;
west gable has cornice continued as frieze and bellcote set on projecting
bay flanked by similar lancets and with similar surround to doorway set
in gabled porch. Interior: plastered walls; chancel has coffered ceiling,
engaged shafts to fine late C19 stained-glass window, panelled dado and
chamfered chancel arch set on engaged shafts with scalloped capitals;
similar arches to transepts; plain pitch-pine pews; octagonal font with
foliate capitals to marble shafts; roof trusses all have 3 central posts
concealing wrought-iron tie bolts. A good example of a Neo-Norman
Commissioners Church. (Buildings of England: Staffordshire, p.80).
Listing NGR: SO9104587580
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