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Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel (Roman Catholic)

A Grade II Listed Building in Redditch, Worcestershire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.3054 / 52°18'19"N

Longitude: -1.9317 / 1°55'54"W

OS Eastings: 404754

OS Northings: 267475

OS Grid: SP047674

Mapcode National: GBR 3HT.JFG

Mapcode Global: VH9ZV.GBN1

Entry Name: Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel (Roman Catholic)

Listing Date: 10 April 1954

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1348616

English Heritage Legacy ID: 156489

Location: Redditch, Worcestershire, B98

County: Worcestershire

District: Redditch

Town: Redditch

Electoral Ward/Division: Lodge Park

Built-Up Area: Redditch

Traditional County: Warwickshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Worcestershire

Church of England Parish: Redditch Holy Trinity

Church of England Diocese: Worcester

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Listing Text

REDDITCH B BEOLEY ROAD (south side)
SP 0467 SE
Smallwood
15/13 Church of Our Lady
of Mount Carmel (RC)
10.4.54
- II


Church. 1834 by Thomas Rickman with mid-C20 alterations and additions.
Sandstone ashlar, partly stuccoed; slate roofs with bracketed eaves and
gable-end parapets with kneelers. West tower with open porch, four-bay
nave with transepts, two-bay chancel. No dominant style but Early English
and Perpendicular influence. West tower: two stages with strings; buttresses
with offsets, angled at west corners; west, north and south elevations have
tall pointed arches of two chamfered orders with hood moulds leading into
open porch with quadripartite vault; above archways is a rose window in the
west elevation and a narrow rectangular opening in the side elevations;
intermediate string forms sill string to bell chamber openings; these open-
ings are large, rectangular and hollow chamfered with a mullion and transom
dividing them into four cusped ogee-arched louvred lights; above is an
embattled parapet with corner pinnacles. Nave: chamfered plinth and moulded
plinth band; buttresses with offsets at bay divisions, angled at west and
transept ends; west end has two lancets flanking tower; within porch is a
pointed doorway with a square head and blind tracery in the spandrels (all
largely restored); windows in side elevations are all cusped lancets beneath
square heads; 4-centred archway with double doors at west end of north
elevation. Single-bay transepts also have cusped lancets beneath square
heads in their west elevations (that in the south transept is blind); south
transept gable end has three lancets grouped beneath a pointed head and a
louvred opening above in the apex; both transepts have C20 single-storey
additions to their west side elevations with gable-end parapets above
rectangular lights and doors in their outer side elevations. Chancel:
angled buttresses with offsets at east end; 3-light east window with sill
string and louvred opening above in apex; rose window in each side elevation;
the north side rose window and the north end and east side of the north
transept are obscured by a later addition (not of special architectural
interest); door with cambered head in south elevation of chancel. Interior:
plastered throughout with painted decoration. At west end of nave is a 4-
centred archway of two chamfered orders, the inner of which is supported on
corbels; the jambs of the archway are pierced with a lower rectangular
opening and upper cusped lancets. Chancel and transepts have plaster quasi-
vaulting with thin ribs and large bosses. Nave has truncated queen strut
trusses with trefoil detailing. Windows all have hood moulds with returns.
Gallery at west end with blind cusped pointed arcading. This modest and
simply detailed church is of particular interest in that it has more in
common with the contemporary Commissioners type of churches than with the
more archaeologically accurate examples of Rickman's work (BoE, p 248).


Listing NGR: SP0475467475

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