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Church of St Barnabas

A Grade II Listed Building in Belle Vue, Cumbria

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Latitude: 54.8931 / 54°53'35"N

Longitude: -2.9667 / 2°58'0"W

OS Eastings: 338093

OS Northings: 555806

OS Grid: NY380558

Mapcode National: GBR 7CQV.JQ

Mapcode Global: WH802.D8JP

Plus Code: 9C6VV2VM+78

Entry Name: Church of St Barnabas

Listing Date: 7 June 1991

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1196988

English Heritage Legacy ID: 386642

Location: Newtown and Morton, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA2

County: Cumbria

Electoral Ward/Division: Belle Vue

Built-Up Area: Carlisle

Traditional County: Cumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: Carlisle St Barnabas

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

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NY3855 BROOKSIDE, Raffles
671-1/9/63 Church of St Barnabas


Parish church. 1935, to serve the Raffles Housing Estate;
designed by John Seely and Paul Paget, built by Laing and
Sons. Concrete with brick infill, rendered; Westmorland slate
roof. Nave, chancel, south-east and north-east vestries and
offices, narthex to west, transeptally-placed south tower.
Structurally the main vessel of the church consists of 3
semicircular reinforced concrete arches supporting the roof
wiich are expressed externally by gabled buttresses each
containing a tall round-headed window; brick walling between
pierced by 2 sets of 3 single square-headed lancets; two
3-light dormers set in Mansard-type roof.
Tower with pyramidal cap, louvred bell-opening at eaves level
and a single round-headed lancet over exposed sandstone door
surround. Roof level of nave maintained over chancel; lower
lean-to aisles (containing offices) with paired lancets, with
2 flying buttresses; round-headed clerestory windows. East end
with raised brickwork cross containing roundel. Round-headed
west window to nave over narthex with central doorway flanked
by roundels set in recessed round-headed panels.
INTERIOR: ceiling between concrete arches canted with panelled
board; principal windows set into arches. 3 arched recesses to
west. Chancel with plaster canopies over the bishop's throne,
sedilia and clergy seats contain general and direct lighting.
Local sandstone lectern and pulpit in the form of ambones
flank the chancel opening. Complete set of contemporary
furnishings, oak choir stalls with curved ends, and moveable
seats to nave. Velvet dorsal curtain.

Listing NGR: NY3809355806

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