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St. Paul's Church and St. Paul's Square

St Paul's Church was built in 1777-9 when the estate of the Colmore family was released for development. It was the parish church of James Watt, Matthew Boulton and Washington Irving.

The rectangular church has a West Tower and its spire was added in 1823. Unfortunately, over time the church became run down. However it has since undergone refurbishment and restoration.

It stands in the centre of Birmingham's only remaining Georgian square. This was built in 1779 as part of the Newhall estate. Once a most elegant area, it was encroached upon by factories and fell into disrepair. In recent times regeneration has taken place and a number of bars (such as the Jam House) and restaurants are now situated in and around the square, making it a desirable and vibrant place to be once more.