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Christ Church Baptist Church

A Grade II Listed Building in Aston, Birmingham

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Latitude: 52.5027 / 52°30'9"N

Longitude: -1.8977 / 1°53'51"W

OS Eastings: 407040

OS Northings: 289429

OS Grid: SP070894

Mapcode National: GBR 600.WQ

Mapcode Global: VH9YX.2C38

Entry Name: Christ Church Baptist Church

Listing Date: 8 July 1982

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1210329

English Heritage Legacy ID: 217693

Location: Birmingham, B6

County: Birmingham

Electoral Ward/Division: Aston

Built-Up Area: Birmingham

Traditional County: Warwickshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Midlands

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Listing Text

Aston B6
Christ Church
Baptist Church
SP 08 NE 7/85
1864-65 by James Cranston of Oxford. An eccentric Venetian Gothic design in
polychromatic brick with stone dressings; patterned slate roof. Important
corner site at which stands the steeple. It is linked to the body of the
church by a single lower bay which has in it an entrance with a row of
5 lights above it. In the angle between this bay and the body of the church
a canted sided bay with another narrower entrance. The steeple with large
2 light bell openings and the octagonal stone spire rising between tabernacles
on the corners. The body of the church divided into 7 bays. Six have
coupled lancet type windows below and, above, large single light windows
with octofoils separated one from another by buttresses. The seventh bay
projects as a transept. To the right, staggered gabled bays, one of them
the hall of 1888, an addition by J C Dunn and J F Hopkiss. Lofty interior
with clerestory lighting - a large hall with cast iron shafts rising to
roof and supporting galleries. The east end has a shallow apse with glazed
semi-dome, the desk and choir stalls with organ are raised on podium over
the immersion font.

Listing NGR: SP0704089429

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