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Church of St Edburgha, Birmingham

Description: Church of St Edburgha

Grade: I
Date Listed: 25 April 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 216943

OS Grid Reference: SP1350386295
OS Grid Coordinates: 413503, 286295
Latitude/Longitude: 52.4744, -1.8026

Location: Church Road, Birmingham B33 8PB

Locality: Birmingham
County: Birmingham
Country: England
Postcode: B33 8PB

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Listing Text

In the entry for CHURCH ROAD
59/6 Yardley B26
60/2 Church of St Edburgh

The address shall be amended to read CHURCH ROAD
Yardley B26
Church of St Edburgha


Yardley B26
Church of St Edburgh
(formerly listed as
Church of St Eadburgha)
SP 1386 SW 59/6
SP 1386 SE 60/2 25.4.52
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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Source: English Heritage

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