Solihull, West Midlands
Solihull on Wikipedia.
Churches in Olton.
Methodist Church. Another view. SP 146 796.
Both © Martin Richter (2012).
St. Alphege. SP 153 793. © Peter Morgan.
Link3. Grade I listed.
St. Catherine at Catherine-de-Barnes. SP 179 803. © Chris Emms (2009).
Chapel (consecrated 1961). SP 158 796. © Martin Richter (2012). Link.
Church of the Holy Ghost and Mary Immaculate (1873) on St.
Bernard's Road, also known as Olton Friary. Three additional views - 1,
2, 3. SP 130 809. All © Martin Richter
(2012). Link1, Link2, both of which have a little history.
Former Methodist Chapel (Howard suspects it was built as Primitive Methodist), now in commercial use.
Certainly existing by 1888, when it shows on a map of that year, its closure date is not presently known, though it was in commercial use in the 1960's, when it
was Thomas Sheffield's Organ Works, and seems to have continued as such into the 1990's - see here,
where it says " work was begun in 1992 with Thomas Sheffield of Olton as the builder". Another source
describes the organ business as having been founded in the 1920's. The exact building isn't specified in either source however. Two additional views -
1, 2. There may be a
damp problem! SP 136 819. All © Howard Richter (2013).
St. Margaret. Another view. SP 132
822. Both © Martin Richter (2012).
Another view. SP 131 821. Both © Martin Richter (2012).