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Church of St James

A Grade II Listed Building in Edgbaston, Birmingham

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Latitude: 52.4672 / 52°28'1"N

Longitude: -1.9105 / 1°54'37"W

OS Eastings: 406176

OS Northings: 285474

OS Grid: SP061854

Mapcode National: GBR 5YF.1G

Mapcode Global: VH9Z2.T8V0

Entry Name: Church of St James

Listing Date: 21 January 1970

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1290372

English Heritage Legacy ID: 217046

Location: Birmingham, B15

County: Birmingham

Electoral Ward/Division: Edgbaston

Built-Up Area: Birmingham

Traditional County: Warwickshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Midlands

Church of England Parish: Edgbaston St Bartholomew

Church of England Diocese: Birmingham

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Listing Text

Edgbaston B15
Church of St James
SP 0685 SW 46/13 21.1.70
1852 by S S Teulon for the Calthorpe Estate. A cruciform aisless church designed
to house a large congregation. Decorated style. Pink sandstone with buff
dressings. Low nave walls with 2 light windows between buttresses. The very
steeply pitched roof dominates the design and is clad with patterned tiles.
Two timber dormers with geometrical tracery to each pitch and traingular louvred
vents higher up; ornamental ridge tiles. The broad transepts have large north
and south wheel windows. The lower chancel with slight geometrical east window,
is flanked by vestries. Next to the south vestry gable in the angle with
the transept rises a slim square tower broaching to octagonal belfry and surmounted
by a squat spire with lucarnes. Projecting from nave a stone south porch
approached by swept flight of steps. North and South doors have lively iron
pattern work to hinges. Inside the vast nave roof runs straight through crossing
to chancel, paried hammer beams alternating with scissor trusses. Corbelled
arches to transepts and corbelled clustered shafts to chancel arch. There
is a surprising internal buttress to the tower. A spacious evangelical plan,
allowing the pulpit to dominate.

Listing NGR: SP0617685474

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