Building Name

Restoration: Church of St. Swithin, Barston Lane, Barston, Solihull

1897 - 1899
Barston Lane
Barston, Solihull
West Midlands, England

The present brick church was a re-building of 1721-1727, in typical Georgian style. Examples of the round-headed arches still remain in the tower windows, in the south wall of the nave (the blocked off south door now housing the Charities Board) and in the east window. Others in the nave and chancel, together with the chancel arch, were replaced by pointed neo-Gothic arches as part of the restoration of 1897. Also at this time the gallery at the west end of the nave and a carved wooden chancel screen were removed, as was the plaster ceiling to expose the timber roof beams and the vestry and north porch added. [from Church Guide: The History of St Swithin’s Church, Barston].

Reference    ICBS 10179