Tunstall - Sacred Heart

A large, unusual and impressive essay in the Romanesque style of south west France, the green copper-clad domes forming a major local landmark. The original architect was the noted Arts and Crafts figure J. Sydney Brocklesby, with the parish priest acting as clerk of works and using unemployed parishioners for much of the labour, including some of the furnishings. The church also contains furnishings acquired abroad by the parish priest. 

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Tutbury - St Christopher

A modest single-space building of 1960 which continues to meet the needs of its congregation. 

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Upton-upon-Severn - St Joseph

A modest Gothic church of 1850 by Charles Hansom, established by the Redemptorists and paid for in part by John Vincent Hornyold of Blackmore Park, who also financed Hansom’s more ambitious church for the Redemptorists on the edge of his estate. The church and attached presbytery make a modest but positive contribution to the conservation area. 

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Uttoxeter - St Mary

 An early church by A. W. Pugin, built with the support of the Earl of Shrewsbury, and of historical importance in the Catholic and Gothic Revivals, described by Pugin as England’s first post-Reformation Catholic church built ‘in strict accordance with the rules of ancient ecclesiastical architecture’. The building has been greatly altered and enlarged, but elements of the original building survive, in situ or in some cases repositioned. The later additions, by P. P. Pugin and Henry Sandy, are of some architectural quality and interest in their own right. The church contains good stained glass by Paul Woodroffe, Mayer and others. With the attached presbytery (also by Pugin, but altered and extended) it forms part of a group which makes a notable contribution to the Uttoxeter Conservation Area.

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Walmley - Holy Cross and St Francis

A functional modern church of the mid-1970s retaining much of its original character.

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Walsall - St Catherine with St Chad

A church built in the early 1960s to serve a post-war housing estate. Although not of special architectural interest, its octagonal plan form is an early example in the diocese of the departure from the traditional longitudinal plan. The interior has now been split in two, and the building is shared with the local Anglican congregation. 

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Walsall - St Mary

An important building from the early days of the revival of Catholic church building in the West Midlands. It is a fine, chaste neoclassical structure reflecting the taste of the 1820s before the prevailing of Gothic orthodoxy in the late 1830s and early 1840s. The church and its adjoining almost contemporary presbytery are prominent features on a rising site in the Bradford Street Conservation Area. 

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Walsall - St Patrick

A post-Vatican II urban church with a strong design, clearly influenced by Spence’s cathedral at Coventry, but departing from that building’s longitudinal form in favour of a trapezoidal plan. The building is very little altered, and retains original and later furnishings of note. 

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Walsall - St Thomas of Canterbury

A traditionally-planned brick church of 1959-60, built to serve a housing estate. It has simple, elegant lines and its tall campanile is a local landmark. 

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Wappenbury - St Anne

A small and plain mid-nineteenth Gothic structure of some charm, possibly incorporating fabric from the predecessor church. The church has a large burial ground, adjoining the medieval church and churchyard, which forms part of the setting of the Iron Age hill fort of Wappenbury Camp.

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Warley - Our Lady and St Hubert

A large brick basilican interwar church by George Drysdale, partner of Leonard Stokes, and occupying a landmark position on the arterial road between Birmingham and Wolverhampton. The church is well-detailed and relatively little-altered, with good low-relief carved panels on the west front and a strong, harmonious interior held together by the generous use of Hornton stone for the facings and fittings. 

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Warndon - St Joseph

A plain building of the mid-1970s, designed as a church hall, serving a postwar housing estate.

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Warwick - St Joseph

An inventive small modern church by Brian Rush, with sheer curving brick walls for external effect and an interior made atmospheric by diffused and directional natural light. More recently a parish centre has been built across the west end of the church.

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Warwick - St Mary Immaculate

A small but strikingly tall red brick church in an elaborate English Decorated Gothic style typical of its architect, E. W. Pugin. ‘Here (Pugin) solved the problem of the reconciling of the Gothic style with the Tridentine liturgy’ (O’Donnell). The interior has been reordered and redecorated but still retains much of its original character, and a complete set of contemporary stained glass.  

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Watlington -- St Edmund Campion

A modern church of cruciform plan, attractively fitted out. 

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Weoley Castle - Our Lady and St Rose of Lima

A large and imposing traditional post-war design and late work by Adrian Gilbert Scott, occupying a prominent location in a formal planned suburb. The design, which displays Scott’s trademark camel-vaulted arches, has good-quality finishes both inside and out, and is relatively little altered. 

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West Adderbury - St George

A utilitarian structure of the 1950s, now closed for worship. The church contains rood figures from St John the Evangelist, Banbury, which are probably by A. W. Pugin. The site lies within the Adderbury Conservation Area.

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West Bromwich - Holy Cross

A large late 1960s church of angular design, with a bold top-lit ‘crossing’ housing the sanctuary, and spacious transepts. The design bears several fashionable hallmarks of the time, but is somewhat crude in its massing and execution.

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West Bromwich - St Joseph

A modest late 1950s church-hall built on a low budget for a post-war housing estate. 

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West Bromwich - St Michael and Holy Angels

A substantial red brick church in the Early English style, built in two phases from designs by two notable Catholic church architects, and typical of many urban churches of its time. The interior is relatively little altered, but is unremarkable for its date; the chief interest of the building lies in its prominent townscape contribution in the West Bromwich High Street Conservation Area. 

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