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Description: Parish Church of St Matthew
Date Listed: 25 April 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 217161
OS Grid Reference: SP0842888086
OS Grid Coordinates: 408428, 288086
Latitude/Longitude: 52.4906, -1.8773
GREAT LISTER STREET
Nechells Green B7
Parish Church of St Matthew
(formerly listed under
SP 08 NE 7/40 25.4.52
1839-40 by William Thomas of Leamington and the first of 5 churches to be built by
the Birmingham Church Building Society. Brick. Nave and aisles with shallow chancel
and projecting west tower in 3 stages. Lancet windows in the nave with iron glazing
bars with geometrical tracery. East window evidently later; of 3 lights surmounted
by 2 cinquefoils and a quatrefoil in the apex. Also evidently later the west portal
and the tracery in the tower windows. Interior with galleries on 3 sides supported
on iron columns, a set of box pews now without their doors and the original
pulpit. Open trussed roof with cusping to the braces. Stained glass of the 1880s
though mostly in a style reminiscent rather of the 1840s. Altered choir arrangement
with early C20 stalls and reredos.
Listing NGR: SP0842888086
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Source: English Heritage
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