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Church of St Matthew

A Grade II Listed Building in Tipton Green, Sandwell

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.5278 / 52°31'40"N

Longitude: -2.076 / 2°4'33"W

OS Eastings: 394943

OS Northings: 292218

OS Grid: SO949922

Mapcode National: GBR 4R7.Q7

Mapcode Global: VH914.YQWJ

Entry Name: Church of St Matthew

Listing Date: 29 September 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1342643

English Heritage Legacy ID: 219284

Location: Sandwell, DY4

County: Sandwell

Electoral Ward/Division: Tipton Green

Built-Up Area: Tipton

Traditional County: Staffordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Midlands

Church of England Parish: Tipton St Matthew

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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Listing Text

SANDWELL MB DUDLEY ROAD
SO 99 SW
Tipton
3/76 Church of St Matthew

II

Church. 1876 by J H Gibbons. Brick in English bond with tile roof. Comprises
a nave with clerestory, lower two-storey west porch, lower chancel with five-
sided apse, very narrow aisles, north vestry, and south-east tower. West wall
has triple stepped lancets below gable, and single lancets to each side below
parapets. The central doorway has a pointed arch and a stone tympanum carved
with a figure of St Matthew. Nave of six bays, with paired lancets to the
aisles and triple lancets to the clerestory. The tower has angle buttresses,
a south doorway, two lancet bell openings on each side, and a pierced parapet
with corner pinnacles and gargoyles. Interior: west gallery within pointed arch-
way. Six-bay arcades of pointed brick arches springing from round piers with
foliated capitals. Open timber roof with arched principals carried on corbels,
with vertical iron rods and iron tie rods. Pointed brick chancel arch has
engaged corbelled shafts as responds, with foliated capitals. Apse roof has
timber ribs springing from corbels between windows. Organ on south side set
within brick archway. East windows contain early C20 glass depicting Christ
and the four evangelists.


Listing NGR: SO9494392218

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