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Church of St Mary

A Grade II Listed Building in Wednesbury, Sandwell

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.5566 / 52°33'23"N

Longitude: -2.0207 / 2°1'14"W

OS Eastings: 398690

OS Northings: 295413

OS Grid: SO986954

Mapcode National: GBR 24D.SF

Mapcode Global: WHBG0.XZXY

Entry Name: Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 29 September 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1077090

English Heritage Legacy ID: 219352

Location: Sandwell, WS10

County: Sandwell

Electoral Ward/Division: Wednesbury North

Built-Up Area: Wednesbury

Traditional County: Staffordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Midlands

Church of England Parish: Wednesbury St Bartholomew

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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Listing Text

SANDWELL MB ST MARY'S ROAD
SO 9895 SE
Wednesbury
11/58 Church of St Mary

II

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

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