St Basil

No longer a church

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Image from the Birmingham Conservation Trust website
Image from the Birmingham Conservation Trust website

56. ST. BASIL, Deritend (Heath Mill Lane), originated as a temporary church opened in 1886. A parish was then assigned to it out of St. Peter and St. Paul's, Aston, but it was not consecrated. (fn. 45) The parish was enlarged by parts of Holy Trinity, Bordesley, and St. Andrew's, Bordesley, in 1896. (fn. 46) A new church, designed by A. S. Dixon, was consecrated in 1911: (fn. 47) it is a low rectangular building of red brick with a north-west bellcot, in the Byzantine style. The benefice, a perpetual curacy from 1904, and a vicarage from 1907, was in the gift of the bishop; in 1939 it was joined with that of St. John, Deritend, to form the united benefice of St. John and St. Basil, and the two parishes were merged. (fn. 48) The temporary church in Heath Mill Lane seems to have continued to be licensed for public worship until 1926. (fn. 49)




This is a Grade II listed building whose record can be found on the


Historic England website -