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© Mr J J Sheridan LRPS

IoE Number: 217576
Location: CATHEDRAL CHURCH OF ST PHILIP, ST PHILIP'S CHURCHYARD B2
  BIRMINGHAM, BIRMINGHAM, WEST MIDLANDS
Photographer: Mr J J Sheridan LRPS
Date Photographed: 20 September 2002
Date listed: 25 April 1952
Date of last amendment: 25 April 1952
Grade I

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ST PHILIP'S CHURCHYARD5104City Centre B2Cathedral Church ofSP 0687 SE 29/4025.4.52St Philip

ST PHILIP'S CHURCHYARD 1. 5104 City Centre B2 Cathedral Church of SP 0687 SE 29/40 25.4.52 St Philip I 2. Designed 1709 and consecrated in 1715, though the tower not completed until 1725. Raised to cathedral status in 1905. By Thomas Archer, his first big commission, and of far more than local importance as a major monument of the English Baroque. Stone, refaced in 1864-9 by J A Chatwin. Restored after war damage, 1947-8. Rectangular in plan with slight east and west projections representing chancel and tower; the aisles extend further than the nave at each end to form vestibules containing stairs to the galleries either side of the tower and vestries either side of the chancel. The vestries are part of the alterations made to the east end in 1883-4 by J A Chatwin who also extended Archer's original shallow apsidal chancel. Tower and porches either side with Borrominesque detail. Side elevations with arched windows separated by Doric pilasters carrying an entablature and parapet with urns on the skyline. Inside, a 5-bay arcade, north and south galleries and plasterwork by Richard Hass. Principal among the furnishings are the organ-case of 1715 by Thomas Schwarbrick of Warwick, the wrought-iron chancel rails in the style of Tijou or Bakewell of Derby and the east and west stained glass windows of 1885-97 designed by Sir Edward Burne-Jones and made by William Morris.

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