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St davids, church..[highgate]

christy

master brummie
HI,GUYS..ST DAVIDS,CHURCH..BISSALL ST..HIGHGATE..i think this church was damaged in the 2nd world war..& had to be pulled down.in 1947..i do not know what faith it was...is there any photos,of this church..anywhere..or info..cheers...christy..
 

mikejee

Super Moderator
Staff member
It was C of E. From British history online:
. ST. DAVID, Birmingham (Bissell St.), a red brick building with stone facings designed by a Mr. Martin in the Gothic style, consists of chancel, nave, transepts and tower with spire. It was consecrated in 1865 on a site given by John Nicholls. (fn. 82) A parish was assigned out of St. Luke's, Birmingham, in 1866. (fn. 83) The living has been a vicarage since 1868, in the gift of public trustees. (fn. 84) The church was closed in 1947 and put in the charge of the Vicar of St. Luke's. (fn. 85)
From: 'Religious History: Churches built since 1800', A History of the County of Warwick: Volume 7: The City of Birmingham (1964), pp. 379-396. URL: https://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=22976 Date accessed: 13 May 2012.
 

christy

master brummie
thanks, mikejee,for the info,..do you know if there are any images of the church.??..are the numbers you gave would they be write up in newspapers??,...cheers..christy
 

mikejee

Super Moderator
Staff member
They are references in the article.
fn82 is Worcester Diocesan Church. Calendar. (1866) p 164 and Kelly's Directory. Birmingham. (1908).
fn83 is London Gazette 1866 p 4
fn84 is Worcester Diocesan Church. Calendar 1869 ; Birm. diocesan directory 1952 & Ret. of Parishes, 1863-6, H.C. 529, p. 7 (1867)
fn 85 is Ex. information from the Registrar, Birm. Diocese
 

christy

master brummie
hi,mikejee..is there anyway what this means, not the best on this pc stuff!!..are they ref,for articles in newspapers.??..
 

mikejee

Super Moderator
Staff member
No newspapers. The london gazette is where all official government and church happenings are reported officially. Usually a but boring. the others seem to be official church publications. Have never consulted them , but would guess they would be a bit boring also
 
N

Neville Philpott

Guest
My Gt Grandparents were married in St Davids on Bissell Street in 1876.

There is a picture which shows a glimpse of the church on the website 'Digital Balsall Heath'
 

mikejee

Super Moderator
Staff member
Below is a notice from the Birm. Post of 10th Feb. 1863 appealing for donations for the building of the church, and listing those already received.


Proposed_new_St_Davids_church_Birm_Post_10_2_1863.jpg
 
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