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Church of St Barnabas

A Grade II Listed Building in Bournmoor, County Durham

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Latitude: 54.8574 / 54°51'26"N

Longitude: -1.5197 / 1°31'10"W

OS Eastings: 430933

OS Northings: 551508

OS Grid: NZ309515

Mapcode National: GBR KDT8.SJ

Mapcode Global: WHC4C.M5KK

Entry Name: Church of St Barnabas

Listing Date: 23 February 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1120988

English Heritage Legacy ID: 109353

Location: Bournmoor, County Durham, DH4

County: County Durham

Civil Parish: Bournmoor

Built-Up Area: Bournmoor

Traditional County: Durham

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): County Durham

Church of England Parish: Burnmoor

Church of England Diocese: Durham

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Listing Text

NZ 35 SW
(South side)
5/7 Church of
St. Barnabas

Parish church. 1867-8 by Johnson and Hicks; north aisle heightened and enlarged
1881-2 by A.C. Hicks; chancel decorated 1888 probably by W.S. Hicks. Polychrome
brick (buff with red and purple bands, diapers etc.); graduated green slate
roof. Aisled nave with south porch; chancel with north vestries. Early
English and Decorated style.

Continuous moulded plinth and sill bands; buttressed bay divisions. 3-bay nave:
3-light pointed window and gabled bellcote, with 2 low openings, on west;
2-order pointed doorway with colonnettes inside porch; high-pitched roof.
South aisle: lancets on returns; 2- and 3-light grouped lancets on south; pent
roof. Tall north aisle: square-headed 3-light windows and moulded parapet on
north; similar 4-light window and stepped parapet on angle-buttressed west
return. Tall 2-bay chancel: 2-light pointed windows on south; similar 3-light
window on angle-buttressed east end; high-pitched roof. Gabled porch has
moulded 2-order pointed archway with colonnettes; carved stone Christ in
mandorla above. Gabled choir vestry and flat-roofed Vicar's vestry have
mullioned windows; Vicar's vestry has stepped moulded parapet and 3 conjoined
octagonal stacks. Richly-decorated polychrome brick interior with contemporary
fittings. Nave: 3-bay hollow-chamfered pointed stone arcades on squat
cylindrical piers with moulded bases and stiff-leaf capitals; circular stone
font at west has bowl carved with New Testament scenes; arcaded stone pulpit.
Large white marble Angel of Victory in north aisle, 1894 by Waldo Storey,
commemorating 3rd and 4th Earls of Durham. Chancel: double-chamfered arch
on stiff-leaf corbels; 2 steps to sanctuary with encaustic-tiled floor;
elaborate rood screen, panelling, reredos and mural decoration; brass altar
rail on scrolled supports; compartmented barrel-vaulted ceiling with moulded
ribs and painted floral panels; south windows have moulded rear-arches with
colonnettes; contemporary organ and choir stalls. Stained glass by Morris and
Co: 1919 on chancel south side (3 saints) and east end of south aisle (to Sara
Reynolds); 1922 at west end of south aisle (David and Goliath).

(Thomas Westgarth, The Story of the Parish Church of Burnmoor, County Durham,
2nd edition 1968).

Listing NGR: NZ3093351508

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