SP1479 : St Augustine's Catholic Church

taken 3 years ago, near to Solihull, Great Britain

St Augustine's Catholic Church
St Augustine's Catholic Church
On the corner of Herbert Road and Station Road, St Augustine's was designed in 1839 by the great Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin, in whose biography by Phoebe Stanton (New York, 1972) it is described as "an early and primitive parish church" and "the simplest of all his designs". It is in brick Perpendicular style, aisleless, with four-centred ceilings. The chancel and porch and an adjoining presbytery were added in 1878 by Hansom & Son. In 1979 the presbytery was demolished and the church enlarged with a new entrance from Station Road, the interior being reorientated so that the sanctuary now faces geographically east instead of south as formerly. The architect for this work was Brian Rush.

To the left is the John Lewis store and behind the church and the former St Augustine's school is the Herbert Road car park.

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Date Taken
Saturday, 20 September, 2014   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 23 September, 2014
Geographical Context
Religious sites 
Architect (from Tags)
Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 1498 7956 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:24.8302N 1:46.8714W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 1497 7960
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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