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Church of St Barnabas

A Grade II Listed Building in Gorse Hill and Pinehurst, Swindon

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Latitude: 51.5724 / 51°34'20"N

Longitude: -1.7775 / 1°46'39"W

OS Eastings: 415515

OS Northings: 185971

OS Grid: SU155859

Mapcode National: GBR YRR.Q1

Mapcode Global: VHB3F.4QNZ

Plus Code: 9C3WH6CC+XX

Entry Name: Church of St Barnabas

Listing Date: 17 February 1970

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1023482

English Heritage Legacy ID: 318718

ID on this website: 101023482

Location: St Barnabas' Church, Gorse Hill, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN2

County: Swindon

Electoral Ward/Division: Gorse Hill and Pinehurst

Parish: Central Swindon North

Built-Up Area: Swindon

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

Church of England Parish: Swindon St Barnabas

Church of England Diocese: Bristol

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Anglican parish church. 1885, by J.P. Seddon. Rock-faced snecked
Swindon stone with limestone ashlar dressings and slate roofs. Lead
covered stair tower and sanctus bellcote. Nave and aisles, short
chancel with side chambers. South-west porch under lower 2 storeys
of incompleted tower. Opposite north-west porch. Paired lancets
between ashlar dressed pilasters, and lancets of clerestory
continued as blind arcade along chancel. East triple lancets to
chancel under continuous hood. Porch with early English style
doorway. 4 lancets to west end.
Interior: arcade of 5 bays, with further bay into chancel and half-
bay at west. Moulded arches on quatrefoil columns. Clerestory of
alternating columns and clusters on wall string supporting coved
hammerbeam boarded vault. Chancel with canvas-based wall paintings
of 1946-8 by Rev. John Perret. Trefoiled sedilia piscina and
priest's door. Octagonal limestone pulpit with arcade on grey
stone columns. Font at west end of nave; dog-toothed bowl with
surrounding trefoiled arcade. Aisles have west end lancets with
glass by Morris & Co. c1918.

Listing NGR: SU1551585971

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