Description: Christ Church
Date Listed: 29 October 1979
English Heritage Building ID: 219266
OS Grid Reference: SO9908389469
OS Grid Coordinates: 399083, 289469
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5031, -2.0149
SANDWELL MB CHURCH SQUARE
SO 9989 SW
17/60 Christ Church
Church. 1840 - 41 by Johnson. Brick in English bond with sandstone
dressings and slate roof. Comprises a nave, north-west tower, north and
south aisles under pitched roofs, lower chancel, and a lean-to vestry
against the east end of the south aisle. The tower has clasping buttresses
to the lower stage. On the west side is a lancet window, on the north a
pointed doorway, with a clock face above. The bell openings are in two
stages, both set back slightly. Both have three narrow chamfered lancets,
the lower ones with stone surrounds. The parapet has corner pinnacles.
At the west end of the nave is a door with gabled stone surround and pointed
chamfered doorway. It is flanked by lancet windows, with a third lancet above.
The aisles are both of five bays separated by buttresses and with paired
chamfered lancets. At the west end of the south aisle is a pointed doorway.
Both aisles have east windows of paired chamfered lancets. The east chancel
window has triple stepped lancets. Interior: walls and ceiling plastered.
Five-bay arcade of moulded pointed arches springing from octagonal columns.
Galleries on three sides. Flat ceiling with moulded transverse ribs and
corbelled wall-posts; east end divided into square panels. Faded stencil
decoration. Timber pulpit in a Gothic style. Clerestory windows with
glass of c1840; east window in memory of William Chance, died 1856; one
west window by Thomas William Camm of Smethwick, c1910.
Listing NGR: SO9908389469
Source: English Heritage
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