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Edward Road Baptist Church

A Grade II Listed Building in Sparkbrook, Birmingham

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Latitude: 52.4582 / 52°27'29"N

Longitude: -1.8974 / 1°53'50"W

OS Eastings: 407068

OS Northings: 284476

OS Grid: SP070844

Mapcode National: GBR 60J.YP

Mapcode Global: VH9Z3.2G8X

Plus Code: 9C4WF453+72

Entry Name: Edward Road Baptist Church

Listing Date: 8 July 1982

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1343405

English Heritage Legacy ID: 217042

Location: Balsall Heath, Birmingham, B12

County: Birmingham

Electoral Ward/Division: Sparkbrook

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Birmingham

Traditional County: Worcestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Midlands

Church of England Parish: Edgbaston

Church of England Diocese: Birmingham

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5104 Balsall Heath B5
Balsall Heath B5
Edward Road Baptist Church
SP 08 SE 12/77
1899, a full blooded example of the Birmingham terracotta school. Nave with
clerestory and low aisles, transepts and Sunday School attached to rear.
All built of hard red brick with lavish buff terracotta ornament and dressings
in a style combining Romanesque with Perpendicular details. North entrance
front has broad shaped gable with flanking turret/buttresses capped by terracotta
finialed openwork cupolas. Above the porch are a pair of large richly decorated
Romanesque windows but with quatrefoil tracery. Well modelled angel in high
relief embracing central spandrel whilst the gable above has terracotta banding
and a narrow central arch motife with cresting to apex of gable. The projecting
porch has a terracotta Romanesque portal, flanked by Perpendicular cupola-capped
buttresses which rise to contain quatrefoil compartmented gable bisected on
the vertical, from the keystone of the arch through the apex, by a large ogee
finialed pinnacle. The side elevations including the gable ended school have
similar terracotta decoration, finials and buttress/turrets.

Listing NGR: SP0706884476

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