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Gallery: Staffordshire Miscellaneous

St Martin's Church, Tipton, c. 1900s

@iamtimbo / 5 years ago / 7410 views / 1 comments

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This iteration of St Martin's Church in Tipton was known locally as the 'pepperpot' (for obvious reasons!), and was opened in 1795, closing in the 1960s.

In the mid-2000s, the building was converted into a private home, and featured on the Channel 4 show Grand Designs. The upper level and dome had gone by this time, but were recreated in glass in the converted dwelling.

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iamtimbo
@iamtimbo on 27 Mar 2020 12:01:37

I mentioned in the description that the building had been on Grand Designs; you can see a short piece about it here in the Grand Designs magazine.... Happy