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Church of St Mary, Wednesbury

Description: Church of St Mary

Grade: II
Date Listed: 29 September 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 219352

OS Grid Reference: SO9869095413
OS Grid Coordinates: 398690, 295413
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5566, -2.0207

Location: St Mary's Road, West Bromwich, Sandwell WS10 9ED

Locality: Wednesbury
County: Sandwell
Country: England
Postcode: WS10 9ED

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Listing Text

SO 9895 SE
11/58 Church of St Mary


Roman Catholic Church. 1873 - 4 by Gilbert Blount. Brick and limestone
with tile roof. Comprises a nave with clerestory, north and south aisles,
north-west tower, and sanctuary with three-sided apse. The nave is of six
bays, with windows of two moulded pointed lights to the aisles and of three
lights to the clerestory. The eastern bay has taller windows to aisle and
clerestory, both under gables, of two lights with a foiled circle under a
pointed head. The windows of the apse are similar. The west wall has four
stepped lancets above a blocked pointed doorway. The tower has slim angle
buttresses and has a moulded pointed doorway opening into a porch. Above
is a niche with statue. The upper stage of the tower is open. On each side
there are two steeply-pointed openings with a central shaft and with shafts
as responds. Above is a copper pyramidal spire. Interior: arcade of five
bays to nave and one to chancel, with plastered pointed arches. Those to
nave chamfered in two orders and springing from octagonal columns with
moulded capitals. The north and south arches of the sanctuary open into
side chapels, are moulded, and spring from corbelled shafts. The open
timber roof of the nave has principals rising from corbels, and arch-braced
collars. Above, each has a central iron rod, and curved struts. The
sanctuary roof is plastered, with ribs springing from wall shafts. At the
west end is a gallery with organ. Sanctuary windows contain glass of late
C19 date.

Listing NGR: SO9869095413

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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