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Church of St James, Birmingham

Description: Church of St James

Grade: II
Date Listed: 21 January 1970
English Heritage Building ID: 217046

OS Grid Reference: SP0617685474
OS Grid Coordinates: 406176, 285474
Latitude/Longitude: 52.4672, -1.9105

Location: Charlotte Road, Birmingham B15 2SE

Locality: Birmingham
County: Birmingham
Country: England
Postcode: B15 2SE

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Listing Text

Edgbaston B15
Church of St James
SP 0685 SW 46/13 21.1.70
1852 by S S Teulon for the Calthorpe Estate. A cruciform aisless church designed
to house a large congregation. Decorated style. Pink sandstone with buff
dressings. Low nave walls with 2 light windows between buttresses. The very
steeply pitched roof dominates the design and is clad with patterned tiles.
Two timber dormers with geometrical tracery to each pitch and traingular louvred
vents higher up; ornamental ridge tiles. The broad transepts have large north
and south wheel windows. The lower chancel with slight geometrical east window,
is flanked by vestries. Next to the south vestry gable in the angle with
the transept rises a slim square tower broaching to octagonal belfry and surmounted
by a squat spire with lucarnes. Projecting from nave a stone south porch
approached by swept flight of steps. North and South doors have lively iron
pattern work to hinges. Inside the vast nave roof runs straight through crossing
to chancel, paried hammer beams alternating with scissor trusses. Corbelled
arches to transepts and corbelled clustered shafts to chancel arch. There
is a surprising internal buttress to the tower. A spacious evangelical plan,
allowing the pulpit to dominate.

Listing NGR: SP0617685474

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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