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Parish Church of St Matthew

A Grade II Listed Building in Nechells, Birmingham

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Latitude: 52.4906 / 52°29'26"N

Longitude: -1.8773 / 1°52'38"W

OS Eastings: 408428

OS Northings: 288086

OS Grid: SP084880

Mapcode National: GBR 655.D1

Mapcode Global: VH9YX.DNXK

Entry Name: Parish Church of St Matthew

Listing Date: 25 April 1952

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1211418

English Heritage Legacy ID: 217161

Location: Birmingham, B7

County: Birmingham

Electoral Ward/Division: Nechells

Built-Up Area: Birmingham

Traditional County: Warwickshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Midlands

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Listing Text

Nechells Green B7
Parish Church of St Matthew
(formerly listed under
SP 08 NE 7/40 25.4.52
1839-40 by William Thomas of Leamington and the first of 5 churches to be built by
the Birmingham Church Building Society. Brick. Nave and aisles with shallow chancel
and projecting west tower in 3 stages. Lancet windows in the nave with iron glazing
bars with geometrical tracery. East window evidently later; of 3 lights surmounted
by 2 cinquefoils and a quatrefoil in the apex. Also evidently later the west portal
and the tracery in the tower windows. Interior with galleries on 3 sides supported
on iron columns, a set of box pews now without their doors and the original
pulpit. Open trussed roof with cusping to the braces. Stained glass of the 1880s
though mostly in a style reminiscent rather of the 1840s. Altered choir arrangement
with early C20 stalls and reredos.

Listing NGR: SP0842888086

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