The Baptist Church, Yardley Road, Acocks Green
This is the Baptist Church on the Yardley Road in Acocks Green. The church related to the nearby church halls.
I also spotted this on the bus going towards old Yardley a few weeks ago, and had to come back to capture it.
It is a Grade II listed building dating from 1913. (It is 10 years younger than the 1903 Baptist Church Hall on Alexander Road round the corner).
Baptist church. 1913, by F.B. Andrews for the Baptist Chapel Trustees. Red brick with
freestone dressings. Plain tile roofs. PLAN: Broad nave, narrow aisles, transepts, short apsidal
chancel and east [liturgical west] entrance. Freestyle.
EXTERIOR: East front has two large octagonal turrets surmounted by louvred bellcotes with
cusped bell-openings between thin piers which rise above to the shallow domed top; between
the turrets a large deeply recessed Perpendicular window, the turrets forming the jambs; below
the window a pent roof porch with a wide segmental arch; both the window arch and the
porch arch are deeply moulded and have fleurons. Flanking the turrets are wings with hipped
roofs and 4-light windows below the eaves. North and south sides have aisles with lean-to roofs
and segment arch windows; similar clerestorey windows above. On the ridge of the roof a
fleche with bracketed eaves and snarl dome with trial. INTERIOR: Exposed brick walls.
Narrow 2-bay arcades with double-chamfered 2-centred arches and similar but larger crossing
arches to the transepts. Clerestorey. Stone chancel arch. Wide nave with arch-braced roof on
corbels; similar chancel roof.
Cars out front probably because there may have been a service on (well it was a Sunday morning).
More commonly known as the Acocks Green Baptist Church.