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Church of St Gregory the Great

A Grade II Listed Building in South Yardley, Birmingham

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Latitude: 52.4657 / 52°27'56"N

Longitude: -1.8468 / 1°50'48"W

OS Eastings: 410506

OS Northings: 285314

OS Grid: SP105853

Mapcode National: GBR 6DG.50

Mapcode Global: VH9Z3.Y915

Plus Code: 9C4WF583+77

Entry Name: Church of St Gregory the Great

Listing Date: 23 September 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1234443

English Heritage Legacy ID: 410345

ID on this website: 101234443

Location: Small Heath, Birmingham, West Midlands, B10

County: Birmingham

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Birmingham

Traditional County: Warwickshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Midlands

Church of England Parish: Small Heath

Church of England Diocese: Birmingham

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SP 18 NW
(south side), Small Heath
8/10055 Church of St Gregory the Great
Anglican church. 1911-12, by J.L. Ball, built by the Barnsleys; completed 1926-28 in
association with H.W. Hobbiss. Red brick, mainly in English garden wall bond, and with
stone and tile dressings. Clay Roman tile roof with gabled ends and corbelled brick eaves.
PLAN: Basilican plan of seven bays with an apse at the liturgical east [south] end and gallery
at the west [north] end. The apse and the three eastern bays of the nave were built in
1911-12 and the west end was completed in 1926-28. Arts and Crafts Byzantine style.
EXTERIOR: The aisles have blind arcading with tile and stone tympanii; the clerestorey
has round-headed windows in stone frames. The semi-circular apse has flat pilaster buttresses,
stone frieze with brick zigzag pattern and blind arcaded clerestorey with stone colonnettes
and stone and tile chequer pattern. Similar stepped arcading in the east gable above and in
the west gable end above a cicular window and Crucifix. Two small bellcotes over the east
gable with Roman tile roofs.
INTERIOR: 6-bay arcades with tall grey Cornish granite piers, the two at the east end of
the south side with Composite capitals, the remainder unfinished cushion-shaped capitals;
plastered round arcade arches and apse arch flanked by small niches. Timber gallery at west
end with thin tapered posts with cushion capitals. Moulded plaster coffered ceiling. Painted
decoration on aisle tie-beams. Painted rood. SOURCE: Foster, A. Birmingham
Churches, M. Phil.thesis, University of Central England, Birmingham.

Listing NGR: SP1050685314

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