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Church of St Barnabas

A Grade II Listed Building in Dartmouth, Devon

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Latitude: 50.3484 / 50°20'54"N

Longitude: -3.5785 / 3°34'42"W

OS Eastings: 287787

OS Northings: 51025

OS Grid: SX877510

Mapcode National: GBR QS.RJ7D

Mapcode Global: FRA 38D3.TYZ

Entry Name: Church of St Barnabas

Listing Date: 3 May 1972

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1297098

English Heritage Legacy ID: 387307

Location: Dartmouth, South Hams, Devon, TQ6

County: Devon

Civil Parish: Dartmouth

Built-Up Area: Dartmouth

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Dartmouth Townstal

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 10/01/2012


(West side)
Flats 1-11, Church of St Barnabas

(Formerly listed as No.33 Church of St Barnabas)


Former chapel of ease to St Petrox, now used as a Hostel for
the Homeless, Junk Emporium, with Craft Workshops.
Nave and aisles, 1831 by Joseph Lidstone, architect, with east
end of 1884 by George H Birch, architect. Older work of
limestone rubble with freestone dressings, later work of
snecked limestone with Bathstone detail; slate roof.
PLAN: Aisled nave, linked twin turrets at the crossing, and
polygonal apse. Built on a terrace above the road. There is a
wooden verandah sheltering the steps leading up to the church
below the apse. Various vestry and parish rooms each side of
the chancel, single-storey to south, 2-storey with rear stack
to north.
EXTERIOR: Front, the east end, in French neo-Romanesque style.
Square twin turrets with open arcades below spires are linked
by an open arcade (as at Auvergne). Polygonal apse in front
with a lancet to each facet, all linked by continuous
hoodmould and string course at sill level. Timber verandah
below, Gothic with trefoil arches. To right, ground-floor
window with Y-tracery below 2 lancets with hoodmoulds. To
left, east window of south aisle is 2 lights with Y-tracery. 4
bays each side with tall 2-light windows with simple tracery
and similar 3-light window in west end. West end gable has
castellated parapet from 1831.
INTERIOR: Relatively plain. 4-bay arcades to the aisles,
square columns of painted brick with nailhead ornament to
capitals. Aisles have boarded flat ceilings and nave roof also
boarded and carried on king post trusses. Tall stone chancel
arch springing from moulded corbels. Ribbed chancel roof
boarded between. Plastered walls with plain panelled
wainscotting in aisles. Stone-flag floor to nave and aisles
and parquet floor to chancel. Aisle windows contain patterns
of opaque leaded glass but west window and chancel windows
contain C19 stained glass. A low stone wall as chancel screen.
FITTINGS: All C19. Timber screen against west wall, arcaded
with Gothic ornament, has painted texts and Commandments.
Plain, somewhat altered, timber gallery in south aisle,
infilled below. Stone font in Perpendicular style with
clustered column stem to octagonal bowl, quatrefoils on its
sides carved with leafy motifs. Remnants of timber pulpit and
various plain pine benches.
MONUMENTS: Single small, plain marble wall plaque in south
(The Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Devon: London: P.324).

Listing NGR: SX8778651038

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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