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Church of St Gabriel

A Grade II Listed Building in Barnes, Sunderland

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Latitude: 54.9006 / 54°54'2"N

Longitude: -1.4102 / 1°24'36"W

OS Eastings: 437921

OS Northings: 556365

OS Grid: NZ379563

Mapcode National: GBR V7G.N1

Mapcode Global: WHD5C.92QZ

Plus Code: 9C6WWH2Q+6W

Entry Name: Church of St Gabriel

Listing Date: 8 May 1950

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1279870

English Heritage Legacy ID: 391581

ID on this website: 101279870

Location: High Barnes, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, SR4

County: Sunderland

Electoral Ward/Division: Barnes

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Sunderland

Traditional County: Durham

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Tyne and Wear

Church of England Parish: Bishopwearmouth St Gabriel

Church of England Diocese: Durham

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920-1/4/206 (East side)
08/05/50 Church of St Gabriel


Formerly known as: Church of St Gabriel CHESTER ROAD.
Parish church. 1912. By CA Clayton Greene. Snecked tooled
limestone with ashlar plinth and dressings; roof of graduated
Lakeland slate with stone copings. Aisled chancel with E
undercroft, and N vestry with organ chamber over; aisled nave
with transepts; W vestibule and porch. Art Nouveau
modification of Tudor style.
EXTERIOR: E gable has large 8-light window with 2 principal
mullions high in wall over 4 deep-set 3-light stone mullioned
windows; octagonal stair turrets at sides have set-back at
level of E window sill, string at eaves level and squat
turrets above with blind traceried panels; aisles have
low-pitched gables, 2 undercroft windows and single light at
outer edge above. N and S elevations have 2-light mullioned
windows, plain below and the upper with tracery under straight
heads. Raised crossing behind transepts has paired N and S
windows; transepts have large N and S windows and smaller
traceried windows in E walls; smaller windows also in nave
aisles, with 4-centred-arched doors at W ends. W one-storey
porch has 4-centred arch with hollow chamfered surround,
stiff-leaf ornament, and wide overlight, flanked by paired
2-light windows with ogee heads. High 8-light W window.
Buttresses, octagonal at E and W aisles, shallow and paired to
transepts and aisles, angle to crossing, tall and shallow to
chancel above aisles. All tracery curvilinear between
full-height mullions; all gables and parapets have
hollow-moulded coping.
INTERIOR shows probable influence of St Andrew, Roker (qv) in
use of large nave piers to allow aisles beneath; very wide
nave; large crossing piers; roof trusses of kingpost and tie
beam over windows, of raised cruck-shapes between, all on
stone corbels. Panelled sanctuary with high quality oak
furnishings; Small rooms with half-glazed screens flank W
entrance; W passage has panelled doors with patterned glazed
strips of bevelled glass; groined ceiling. Stained glass in E
window by Marion D Grant. Watercolour hanging in W passage
shows church as planned, with octagonal crossing tower with
needle spire.
(Corfe T and Milburn G: Buildings and Beliefs: Sunderland:
1984-: 33).

Listing NGR: NZ3792156365

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