St Saviour, Villa Street


St Saviour's church was built to serve a district of dense back-to-back housing interspersed with heavy industry. It closed when the area was redeveloped after the Second World War.


















A drawing of the church from a leaflet appealing for funds for the new church appears on the Church Plans Online website


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This church appears on the 1890 Ordnance Survey map which can be viewed at British History Online -



St Saviour's was designed by J A Chatwin and built of brick in Gothic style with apsidal chancel, nave, aisles, and west tower with spire. It was consecrated in 1874. A parish was assigned out of that of St Matthias'. The church closed in 1962.


William Dargue 19.04.2013