Listing: 1860s Methodist Church of
historic interest. Interior survives largely intact including pews
and a plaster ceiling. Some sympathetic alteration in the 1920s.
School room survives next door. Landmark building and historic
interest. Locally Listed, approved November 2001.
||A large and impressive church, in a
kind of vernacular brick classical, with a general effect not totally
unlike more industrial buildings of the time.
A bold survivor of
the Black Country village of Hurst Hill, which is now largely suburbia.
It stands near the top of a hill and has extensive views over the Black
Country towards Bilston and Walsall.
|The interior, with its gallery and box pews, is well
preserved. The church members have an active religious and social
life and are important in maintaining the identity of Hurst Hill.
They are also well aware of the interest of the building and are doing
all they can to preserve it. The flags and the television set were
there for a fund raising event.
One of the family sized pews, which are
grouped towards the back of the church, each with its own
A corner of the ceiling, showing the
This ceiling, and the organ, are the next
in line for restoration - but the cost is going to be great.