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Church of St John Junction of St John's Road and Upper Church Lane

A Grade II Listed Building in Princes End, Sandwell

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.54 / 52°32'23"N

Longitude: -2.0616 / 2°3'41"W

OS Eastings: 395920

OS Northings: 293572

OS Grid: SO959935

Mapcode National: GBR 4V2.VV

Mapcode Global: VH9YM.6FZ5

Entry Name: Church of St John Junction of St John's Road and Upper Church Lane

Listing Date: 29 September 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1077094

English Heritage Legacy ID: 219368

Location: Sandwell, DY4

County: Sandwell

Electoral Ward/Division: Princes End

Built-Up Area: Tipton

Traditional County: Staffordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Midlands

Church of England Parish: Tipton St John the Evangelist

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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Listing Text

SANDWELL MB UPPER CHURCH LANE
SO 99 SE
Tipton
4/147 Church of St John junction
of St John's Road and Upper
Church Lane

II

Church. 1850s, with tower of 1683 and earlier. Brick with tower of sand-
stone rubble and slate roof. Comprises a west tower, a nave with continuous
chancel, a south porch, and a north porch and vestry. Tower of three stages,
with three string courses and an embattled parapet. Bell openings each of
two chamfered trefoiled lights. West window of one chamfered pointed light.
On the south side there is a blocked doorway. Above is a sundial plaque.
Within its segmental pediment is an inscription: "This steeple was built
Anno Domini 1683 John Nightingale William Clare Church Wardens". The masonry
at the base of the tower is thought to be medieval. The nave is of five bays
of blue bricks recessed between red brick attached piers with a similar eaves
band carried on a corbel table. The windows are paired chamfered lancets with
red brick surrounds and with iron lattice glazing. On the south side the east
bay is covered by a porch under a pitched roof. This has paired east windows
similar to those of the nave. On the north side the east bay is covered by a
rendered addition. Against the north-side of the tower there is a rendered
porch and vestry. The east wall of the chancel has three lancet lights.
Interior: the nave has four bolted queen-post trusses; painted stone font in
a gothic style.


Listing NGR: SO9592093572

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