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Church of St Mary and Church Hall

A Grade II Listed Building in Tyburn, Birmingham

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Latitude: 52.5218 / 52°31'18"N

Longitude: -1.8101 / 1°48'36"W

OS Eastings: 412980

OS Northings: 291562

OS Grid: SP129915

Mapcode National: GBR 3MS.VW

Mapcode Global: VH9YR.KWX5

Entry Name: Church of St Mary and Church Hall

Listing Date: 19 October 1995

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1235495

English Heritage Legacy ID: 426235

Location: Birmingham, B24

County: Birmingham

Electoral Ward/Division: Tyburn

Built-Up Area: Birmingham

Traditional County: Warwickshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Midlands

Church of England Parish: Pype Hayes

Church of England Diocese: Birmingham

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Listing Text


4/10140 Church of St Mary and
Church Hall


Anglican church. 1929-30, by E.F. Reynolds. Red brick in Flemish stretcher bond, diaper brickwork, tile arches and Hollington stone dressings; reinforced concrete arch roof trusses, Roman tile roof cladding. PLAN: 7-bay nave with passage aisles and clerestory; west narthex and gallery; cruciform east end with chancel and transeptal chapels. Byzantine/Romanesque style. EXTERIOR: The 7-bay nave has tall passage aisles with round-headed lancets and pilasters; clerestory with pairs of small round-headed windows and buttresses between. Tall east end with transeptal chapel and slightly taller chancel with broad clasping buttresses, small gables and small round-headed windows high in the walls, the east window set high in the top of a wide buttress on the east end. The west end is similarly treated, but has diaper brickwork in the frieze below the gable and a portal of three doorways with round arches, the centre larger and recessed with stone shafts with capitals in the impost; the arches have herringbone brick tympana with stone panels, the centre carved; the flanking bays with small round-headed windows, clasping buttresses and diaper brickwork in the parapet. INTERIOR: White plastered walls. Long and lofty nave with 7-bay arcades of unmoulded round arches with stone imposts, small round-headed clerestory windows above, three between each of the reinforced concrete segmental arches supporting the panelled nave roof, which has painted ribs. Gallery at west end with wooden lattice balustrades, above round-headed doorways. The narrow passage aisles have round arches with stone imposts. The east wall of the chancel has plain round-headed panel, small window above with flanking buttresses and stone string below which continues as cill to clerestory windows on north and south walls. Similar roof to nave with round arches and `transept` arches, the south with wooden gallery to organ chamber. Stone screen with thin polygonal columns with Byzantine capitals and entablature with carved frieze arched over centre bay; this colonnade continues around the north and south walls of the chancel. Furnishings intact, include:- altar, choir stalls, reading desks, stone pulpit, lecturn, font, seating, organ and stained glass etc. Including Church Hall attached to north side by 3-bay brick arcaded cloister; brick, the north east end has rendered gable, the centre brick with raised gable and flanking piers, segmental arch doorway and stone tablet above inscribed:- St Marys Church Hall AD 1929. SOURCES: Buildings of England, page 176. New Churches Illustrated 1926-1936; published by Incorporated Church Building Society in 1936.


Listing NGR: SP1298091562

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