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Church of St Matthew, Tipton

Description: Church of St Matthew

Grade: II
Date Listed: 29 September 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 219284

OS Grid Reference: SO9494392218
OS Grid Coordinates: 394943, 292218
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5278, -2.0760

Location: 106 A4037, West Bromwich, Sandwell DY4 8DJ

Locality: Tipton
County: Sandwell
Country: England
Postcode: DY4 8DJ

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Listing Text

SO 99 SW
3/76 Church of St Matthew


Church. 1876 by J H Gibbons. Brick in English bond with tile roof. Comprises
a nave with clerestory, lower two-storey west porch, lower chancel with five-
sided apse, very narrow aisles, north vestry, and south-east tower. West wall
has triple stepped lancets below gable, and single lancets to each side below
parapets. The central doorway has a pointed arch and a stone tympanum carved
with a figure of St Matthew. Nave of six bays, with paired lancets to the
aisles and triple lancets to the clerestory. The tower has angle buttresses,
a south doorway, two lancet bell openings on each side, and a pierced parapet
with corner pinnacles and gargoyles. Interior: west gallery within pointed arch-
way. Six-bay arcades of pointed brick arches springing from round piers with
foliated capitals. Open timber roof with arched principals carried on corbels,
with vertical iron rods and iron tie rods. Pointed brick chancel arch has
engaged corbelled shafts as responds, with foliated capitals. Apse roof has
timber ribs springing from corbels between windows. Organ on south side set
within brick archway. East windows contain early C20 glass depicting Christ
and the four evangelists.

Listing NGR: SO9494392218

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Source: English Heritage

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