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Walsall St John

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Pleck and Bescot were formed into an ecclesiastical parish in 1860. St John's church, The Pleck, erected in 1858, was a cruciform structure of stone in the Early Decorated style.

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Church History

St John's church, in Pleck Road, erected in 1858 to the designs of Griffin & Weller of Wolverhampton, was a cruciform building of stone in the Early Decorated style and consisted of a chancel, nave, aisles, transepts, organ chamber, north vestry, north porch and a turret containing one bell. The stained east window was a memorial to William Jones, and the pulpit of Caen stone and marble was the gift of Mr & Mrs J Wells of Bescot.  
The building was demolished in 1976 and a new church built on the site which was dedicated in October 1976.

Postcard of St John's Church (Font) c1928.

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Church Records

Church of England Registers 
The register of the church of St John commences in 1858. The original registers for the period 1858-1943 (Bapts) & 1860-1942 (Mar) are deposited at Staffordshire Record Office. 
A microfilm copy of some of the registers is held at Walsall Local History Centre. 

Nonconformist Church Registers 
Records of Nonconformist churches in Walsall can be found on the Walsall page. 

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