Edgbaston

St Augustine of Hippo

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Chatwin's original plan of St Augustine's -  from the church website
Chatwin's original plan of St Augustine's - from the church website

1868

51. ST. AUGUSTINE, Edgbaston (St. Augustine's Rd., Hagley Rd.), a stone building in the late13th-century style designed by J. A. Chatwin and consisting of apsidal chancel, nave, aisles, and north transept, was consecrated in 1868, as a chapel of ease to St. Bartholomew's, Edgbaston. (fn. 24) A tall south tower with a spire was added in 1876. A parish was assigned out of St. Bartholomew's in 1889, the living, a vicarage, being in the gift of the bishop. (fn. 25) Part of the parish was transferred to St. John's, Harborne, in 1906, (fn. 26) and part was taken to form the parish of St. Germain, Edgbaston (1920). The City Road mission room, licensed for public worship from 1896, and transferred from the parish of Christ Church, Summerfield, in 1906, was later consecrated as St. Germain's, Edgbaston. There were other licensed missions at Sandon Road, 1891- 1908, at the Magdalen Home chapel, 1903-18, and at 315, Hagley Road, 1909-13. (fn. 27)

 

 

St Augustine's church viewed from Melville Road 1928 - image posted by Leonard Price on Birmingham History Forum Facebook group
St Augustine's church viewed from Melville Road 1928 - image posted by Leonard Price on Birmingham History Forum Facebook group

Weblinks

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

Historic England website - https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1076222.