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© Mr R. J Wheeler LRPS

IoE Number: 217563
Photographer: Mr R. J Wheeler LRPS
Date Photographed: 27 January 2001
Date listed: 21 January 1970
Date of last amendment: 21 October 1970
Grade II*

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ST OSWALD'S ROADSmall Heath B105104Church of St OswaldSP 18 NW 8/1521.1.70

ST OSWALD'S ROAD 1. Small Heath B10 5104 Church of St Oswald SP 18 NW 8/15 21.1.70 II* 2. Begun in 1892, the west front added in 1899. By W H Bidlake, Architect. A fine red brick, stone dressed church with lofty clerestoreyed nave, 4 shallow aisles, transepts and chancel with flat east end. Steep tiled roofs. Bellcot behind west gables. West front is principal feature with flat 2-centred arch west window in a Decorated style, with blind tracery panels flanking head and below sill, the whole framed by corner buttresses gabled and capped by octagonal stone spired pinnacles flanking the stone main gable with canopied nichetor saint and cross finial. The ground floor level is blind apart from 2 lancets and the west doors are set in cross wings under 2 centred arches of 3 shafted orders. Four bay nave arcade. Large, elaborated wooden altarpiece incorporating a painting of the Crucifixion by S Meteyard, 1916.

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