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Description: Church of St Paul
Date Listed: 31 July 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 219068
OS Grid Reference: SP0133298612
OS Grid Coordinates: 401332, 298612
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5853, -1.9818
WALSALL MB DARWALL STREET
SP 0198 NW
13/31 Church of St Paul
Church. 1892-3 by J L Pearson. Sandstone rubble with slate roof.
Comprises a nave with clerestory, north and south aisles, north and south
porches, shallow transepts, a chancel with apsidal end, south apsidal
chapel and north organ loft. The windows have pointed heads. The west
window is of seven lights with flowing tracery. The aisle west windows are
each of six lights with Geometric tracery. The aisles are each of three
bays separated by buttresses and have 3-light windows with Geometric tracery.
The north porch is gabled and has a moulded pointed doorway. The south porch
has angle buttresses and was intended to have a tower and spire, which were
not executed. The doorway has a depressed pointed arch and is moulded with
angle shafts. The transept windows are both of six lights with Geometric
tracery. The south chapel has two 2-light windows to the south and three
to the east. At the east end of the chancel are five 2-light windows.
Interior: four-bay nave arcades have tall pointed arches springing from
alternate round and octagonal columns with capitals. The fifth bay of each
arcade has a compound pier and respond and opens into a transept. The moulded
pointed chancel arch has compound responds. Over the nave is a rafter roof,
with collars and scissor-braces. Two pointed arches open from the transept
into a north chapel, and a further two arches springing from paired columns
open from the chapel into the chancel. The chapel is divided by a two-bay
arcade on an east/west axis. A two-bay arcade divides the south chapel
from the chancel. Chancel ceiling is plastered. The lower part of the
walls is panelled in oak. The chancel contains carved choir stalls. A sand-
stone font is elaborately carved. (VCH, (Staffs) Vol VII, p 236).
Listing NGR: SP0133298612
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Source: English Heritage
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