Stockfield Community Association's New Plans for Acocks Green Baptist Church Hall

January 15th, 2011

Stockfield Community Association have put forward some new plans for the locally Grade A listed 1924 Acocks Green Baptist Church Hall, corner of Alexander Road and Yardley Road, B27 6HE. (There is also a 1903 Baptist Church Hall with entrance around the corner on Alexander Road, so we are careful to make the date distinction.)

You will find the building, with clear picture here:

Google Map

The new artist impression plans are shown here, along side the present building. Please fast double click for larger, clearer, images.

Acocks Green Baptist Church Hall 1924 (Photo by Mike Byrne, AG History Website) and Artist's Impression 2011 Redesign for 1924 Hall (Stockfield Village News 2010-11)

The following description of this unique building, with its strking Arts and Crafts style gable roof covered windows is given here on the Acocks Green History Society website:

Built 1924. Red/brown brick; tile roof. Single-storey. Occupies corner site. Entrance front of asymmetrical composition with recessed door in arched opening with half-timbered gable above. Side elevation of three bays; five windows in the rhythm 1:3:1. Symmetrical composition with tall gabled bays at each end containing recessed bow windows set between brick piers under a half timber

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gable. Steep roof topped by Arts and Crafts style femerell with three hipped dormers. Casement windows with glazing bars throughout.

For notes on the Stockfield scheme for the building please visit the Acocks Green Neighbourhood Forum website: Landmark Development

It is possible to view and discuss these plans at the building itself on:

Friday 21 January, 1.00 pm

Friday 21 January 7.00 pm

Saturday 22nd January, 1.00 pm

2 Responses to “Stockfield Community Association's New Plans for Acocks Green Baptist Church Hall”

  1. Ann Clarke says:

    I am very upset about the possible loss of the Glyn Edwards Hall as it has been part of the fabric of the Yardley Road for nearly 90 years and part of my life since 1951.
    I have seen the presentation and I do not think the stark contrast of the proposed replacement building will fit in at all with such buildings as the police station and the baptist church itself. A slate roof and a bit of terracotta will do nothing to make this building acceptable to the eye on this side of the Yardley Road. It will also mean the loss of a well-used hall. What is the point of Local Listing if organisations such as the SCA know they can ignore them, destroy a building and 90 years of history plus disregard the opinions of local residents – those on the Yardley Road and adjoining roads.

    • Julia says:

      Hi Ann

      There seems a great deal of local concern brewing about the future of this popular building. We will be adding more details of the plans to our website shortly and the item will be on the agenda at our next meeting.

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